Seinajoki with farm building shown

This is the town of Seinäjoki shown in a postcard that Jennie Kivisto gave us in 1974. She identified the small building on the far left ( I marked it with an arrow) as being one of the buildings on the Kivistö farm, where our grandmother, Mary (Kivistö) Hakanen lived, the home was named Hasula. The rest of the land on the center and lower portions of the card are the farm land that our great grandparents John and Amelia (Grandma's parents) sold to the city. According to the cousins in Finland, they sold the farm at a very cheap price. Here is the message that was on the card from my cousin (sent Jan. 1, 1974):

" Dear Marian and Wesley, I have several cards so will send this one to you. Most of the land here in the center and the lower part too, was owned and sold by John and Amelia Kivisto. Only part of the old residence is showing on here also a school where a cousin is teaching. The white building with the tower is the new church. The late Aunt Eliina Lanksonen's home in between the evergreens, her husband is living there yet. Alice and Wilmer join me in wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. Do stop in when you are in town. Love Jennie".
Leena (my grandmother's brother Juho is her grandfather), a newly acquired (2011)email cousin from Finland, tells me she works in the hospital that now is located where the Kivistö homestead once stood.

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