Charlie Gunn Tribute

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 Adopted February 29, 2016

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Gunn's first work with DEKALB was to journey to Idaho each summer to buy pure seeds directly from the growers. The only good seed in 1917 was grown in Idaho so Charlie packed his family into his Model T and went west. He was known as the "Phantom Buyer" because he bought seed from the growers early in the morning before other buyers had left their beds.