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The Kline Homestead, Highlands Ranch, Colorado (Photographed in the 1980's)

The farm house was built by Frank J. Kline, a dairy farmer and machinist who homesteaded the land in 1888 with his wife Annie. They traveled to Colorado from Pennsylvania and constructed a two-story house of native rock and clapboard. The home had four upstairs bedrooms where the Klines raised four children. The farm also had a barn, a hand dug well, spring house, large root cellar, stable with a corral, chicken house and more.

The farm was demolished in 1996 and a few artifacts remain at a community park one block east of the original home site.

the farm blanketed in snow

crumbling barn and unmended fences

lush grasses on the farm

pronghorn wander nearby

the homestead half stone, half wood

wintery ranch panorama

watching the smoke t-storms

the city expands, soon to take over

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