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Cotton grower proved all the doubters wrong

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Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1912, 1995 Senior Farmer Norman Dill moved to California with his family in 1919.

His grandfather first moved here in 1915 to work in the lumber industry. Dill’s father, Morris, followed and brought his six children to Newhall. After moving to California, six more children were added to the Dill family.

The family moved to Chowchilla in 1929 and bought a 60-acre parcel of land to start a dairy.

As the oldest child, Normal Dill worked the dairy while his father worked for Standard Oil in Kettleman City. A young Arkansas woman named Helen was hired to help the family with kitchen chores until the cotton crops came in. She and Norman married in 1937 and had one son, Norman Jr...


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