This book was written while living in the Maple Grove neighborhood. It is about the people and work in the Maple Grove area north of Bloomington and some of the events on my dad's farm. Dad called it the Showers Hedgerow Farm because the farm was owned by the Showers furniture company and the many rows of large hedge trees (Osage Orange).
The chapters Blanche and James are of my parents and some family history. They are also about the time our family moved from Lawrence County, Indiana to our farm in the Maple Grove area.
The farm was once owned by the Showers family, who cropped and sold hardwood from this and surrounding farms. The neighbor women cooked in the summer home and the men worked in the fields and the woods before going home to thier own farms. The Showers Company also had a factory in Bloomington, which sold furniture world wide, starting about 1869.