The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 27, 1969 · Page 74
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July 27, 1969

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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 74

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v v ,fc «.• MM KENT TAYLOR holds Kirk Pion on his shoulders while 10 other young friends line up on a slide. From left they are Doritia Pion, Kelli Finnegan, Patti Porter, Douglas, Deborah, Cheryl and Kim- Mason City Man's Back Yard of Fun rpHE signs say it's the corner of Funland Boulevard -•- and Good - Time" Road, but it's actually the Kent Taylors' back yard in Mason City. It is one of Mason City's merriest playgrounds and it's there because for the first eight years of their married life the Taylors lived in apartments. They missed a yard for their daughters to play in. Three years ago they acquired a house—and a yard—and Taylor started the back yard playground project. The Mason Citian figures he-has put in more than 300 hours of work on the playground for his daughters, Kelly, 10; Shelly, 9, and Mindy, 6, and their young friends in the neighborhood. He has spent about $300 for equipment and building materials. (Register photographs by Jo Moore Stewart) berly Olson and Mindy, Shelly and Kelly Taylor. Ages of the children range from 3 to 10. In winter the equipment is stored in basement and garage. Each spring it is freshly painted. MINDY TAYLOR tries out a piece of the equipment while Douglas Olson, son of the Lloyd Olsons, sits on top of the animal circus wagon containing the Taylors' pet squirrel, "Barley." PAGE 13—DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER—JULY 27, 19*9

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