A Century in the Making
In the late 1800's the Haue Family left Europe for America and upon entering the country, the Danish name Haue was changed to Howe. Fred and Caroline Howe purchased an 80 acre farm just west of the Mississippi river in Pacific, MO.
The farm was passed down to the Howe children, where John Howe loved and cared for the farm deeply throughout his life. John grafted trees and planted thousands of daffodils that can still be seen on the farm today. He even won a silver medal in the 1904 World's Fair for his wine grapes before passing the farm down to his niece, Edith, who also deeply cherishes the family farm.
The Farm Today
Today the farm has grown to include 250 acres and is well-cared for by Edith’s son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Linda McLaren, and grandchildren, Kristin Binford and Kesha Nichols.
Bill and Linda raise the family’s herd of cattle on the Haue Valley farm and another nearby century family farm, Crooked Creek.