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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 20, 2018

Verda Baird preserves our past

By David P. Miller | Aug 24, 2017

To the editor:

At a time when many want to wipe out our past, I want to thank those who have helped to preserve the past, Verda Baird comes to mind first. She has worked tirelessly over the years to help preserve Jefferson County’s history.

There are also others, and almost every community has someone that has worked tirelessly to preserve the history and culture of our area and small communities.

A noted professor at the University of Iowa when I went to college said, “You don’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from.”

The wiping out of history only makes our vision for the future more difficult.

Thanks again to Verda Baird and all of the others who have volunteered countless hours to preserve our past.

They have been the keepers of our heritage and this allows us to see how far we have come and gives us hope for the future.


– David P. Miller, Batavia


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