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Dad and his John Deere!
Dad & His Horns!
Dad, Pete Heintz, & Rich Zoller!
Grandpa, Dad and Billy!
Dad Riding Billy!
Uncle Ben & Grandpa!
Rick and Grandma Lisby!
Dad Directs the Blunt School Band!
Dad's Dance Band!
Ben & Marie - 1977!
Kleinschmidt Klan - 1945
Uncle Ben's Place - 1954!
Uncle Ben & Curt Westover, 193X!
My Life of Crime!
Gus Relates Family History - 1937
History by Gus Kleinschmidt - Page 2!
History by Gus Kleinschmidt - Page 3!
August Kleinschmidt's Will - Page 1
August Kleinschmidt's Will - Page 2!
August Kleinschmidt's Will - Page 3!
This is my father in 1936.
Dad and tractor, about 1945.
Check out that Elvis pout! Dad was way cool!
Dad sitting in his 1934 Ford Coupe. This is probably in the early '40s.
Grandpa, Dad and Dad's horse, in the 1940's.
Dad out for a ride on his black horse Billy.
This is how I remember Grandpa. He looks like this in my distant memories.
This is a rare photo of Grandma Lisby. She died quite young, of cancer.
The school band in 1958. That's me on first trumpet.
Dad played in dance bands all of his life. Dad is a member of the Musicians Hall of Fame in South Dakota.
This is Ben and Marie's fiftieth wedding aniversary picture.
That's the farm house east of Blunt, where Dad raised the family; notice the wind mill which charged batteries to give us lights at night.
This is the barn on the farm east of Blunt.
From Left: Ben, Charlotte, Cora, Ruth, Chet, Grandma Kleinschmidt, Grandpa Kleinschmidt, Uncle John, Roland and Robert!
That's a fine young colt, Uncle Ben!
This is were I went to highschool, my dad also attended this school in Blunt.
This is the gym where I played highschool basketball. It is now a garage.
This is my delinquency paper. I wrecked a car while driving the kids to school. The car was Grandpa Kleinschmidt's 1948 Kaiser.
Note, the family came from Iowa with two mules, two horses, and two cows; that was in 1882.
Note the little poem about land improvements, in the last paragraph. Humor even in such hard times. Note also the reference to the "old lone tree" Blunt was originally called Lone Tree.
Written in his own hand in 1888. August brought the family from Iowa to Dakota Territory in 1882. He died in 1890 of a heart attack.
Written in his own hand over 110 years ago.
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