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Phyllis and Charles Middagh are the present owners of the Middagh family century farm west of Worthington. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Celebrating a century in ‘Middaghville’

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WORTHINGTON — When Charles Middagh’s grandfather Fred bought the 40 acres for his farm in 1913, he worked it with a Farmall B tractor and a team of horses. That method kept the farm going — though perhaps the horses changed once or twice — through the 1940s.

“Dad farmed a half section with that little thing,” remembered Charles. “And he still used the horses until after the war.”

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