For 100 years, the family of Harlan Thomas has been running a farm off Bowman Bend Road in Roane County.
“I love this farm. I can’t imagine the Lord made a place that’s more beautiful. I never get tired of it,” Thomas said.
Back in 1917, Thomas’ great-grandfather on his mother’s side purchased 400 acres of land near Bowman Bend. The land was used to raise cattle, strawberries and hay.
Today, just 33 acres of the land is used by the Thomas family for raising about 15 head of cattle.