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Old 03-24-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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Kan. Offers Free Land to Lure Residents

MARQUETTE, Kan. (AP) - Dean and Jennifer Krehbiel are modern-day pioneers on the prairie. The couple are building a home in this small rural town after being offered free land as part of a giveaway aimed at revitalizing Marquette.

The idea was borrowed from the homesteading days of the 1800s, when the promise of land for the taking brought settlers by the droves to the Great Plains.

"It was enough of a bonus to allow us to look at the option of building. It sure caught our interest," said Dean Krehbiel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture conservationist who was looking for a small town near his job in Salina, 30 miles from Marquette.
If I could telecommute.....

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I'd take it if they'd give a me a house in the woods somewhere. Or a house built into a hill like in that Little House on the Prarie book....whichever one it was....
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