There is so much more that can be said about Como Springs.
In all the published histories of Como, none have included the large fox farm there. It was located on the south part of Como Springs property. Several foxes were purchased by the Heiner’s to start the fox farm.
There was a small home built on the property where the Laurence Holleybah family lived. Laurence was employed as a watchman over the fox farm. The Foxes were fed a variety of mixed food, including ground meat and some lettuce, (when in season). Normally it was the lettuce that had gone to seed from the Laurel Rock produce farm.
Eventually, the farm was moved to the hay farm located beneath the “M”.
For more of the history of Como and how it got it’s name, see Early History of Morgan County
(p. 132-133). Also read about Como Springs starting on page 381 of the same History Book, by Linda Smith.
Also I would be willing to share more about Como Springs and how it developed as a resort. My father played a big part in the entertainment at Como Springs. I am 90 years old, and I’m the only who could tell you about this.
Thank you to Dean Rock for submitting his Morgan Valley Memories.
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