Opening a homestead campground is one option for earning income if you own a little land in the country and are willing to put in some work. Here is the story of how Joe and Amy Taylor established theirs in 1954.
A diving platform proved safer than the diving boards at the swimming hole.
A view towards the shore of the two acre swimming hole Joe Taylor made on his homestead campground.
PHOTO: ALDEN STAHR
TOP LEFT: The camp ""zoo"" is an added attraction. CENTER LEFT: This small cottage and all of the campground's other buildings were constructed by the Taylor family. BOTTOM LEFT: The "Big Cabin," which the Taylors rented out to guests by the week. TOP RIGHT: Photographers who are interested in wildlife find plenty of subject matter. CENTER RIGHT: The Taylors sold firewood for extra income.