Museum the New Llano Colony

Wesley Kennedy

Birth: Born around 1876 in New York.  

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Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1930 he was living at the Rice Ranch. In April, 1930 it was reported he had "transferred his activites farther north (to the main colony) where he need not eat the stuff which he concocted" for the other colonists.  

Job in Colony: In 1929 and 1930 he was an automobile mechanic at the Rice Ranch. In 1929 he reconstructed from junk a cultivator disc, one of the powerful tools used by colonists at the Rice Ranch.

In November 1929 Hopkins, Kennedy and Fall harvested the sweet potato crop, storing them in the attic of one of the hay lofts -- carefully covering them with straw to protect them from being injured by frost.

In 1930 he constructed additional nesting at the Rice Ranch, to accommodate his rapidly increasing flock of chickens, and a chicken run, 60'x30', made of wire net with small meshes to prevent the little things from leaving their temporary prison until they were six weeks or older and would be given their freedom.

In December 1933 at the Gila location he, Goodwin, Skinner and Frank Plaga harvested turnips -- three wagon loads in all.  

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Sources: US Census: 1930; Llano Colonist: July 20, 1929, November 9, 1929, April 12, 1930, May 10, 1930, August 16, 1930, December 2, 1933  


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