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Iowa sisters fight to keep century farmland out of the hands of carbon-capture pipeline

“This land is more than land. It is our heritage. It’s our legacy.”

Published: Jun. 3, 2024 at 5:13 PM CDT|Updated: 16 hours ago

 

SHELBY, Iowa (KTIV) – Decades ago, a young woman was gifted 40 acres of land by her father in Shelby County, Iowa. A gift like that for a young woman was unheard of at that time.

“This land is more than land. It is our heritage. It’s our legacy.” Sherri Webb and Cindy Hansen grew up in Shelby County, Iowa. “Our grandmother was given this land by her father, which was extremely unusual at that time.”

Frieda Boettger Hansen was gifted 40 acres of land in Shelby County, Iowa by her father,...
Frieda Boettger Hansen was gifted 40 acres of land in Shelby County, Iowa by her father, keeping that land in the family for more than 120 years.(Sherri Webb)

Their grandmother, Frieda Boettger Hansen, was gifted 40 acres of land that has stayed in the family for 124 years. Land they are trying to save. Read more