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The Cole family operated a farm in Missouri for eight generations. Contrary to most small Earth farms, they managed to survive the competition with colonial agro-corporations. Still, they struggled to make the ends meet. They were thus very disciplined, and quite "anachronistic" when compared to their entitled contemporaries. The farm still exists as of December 2552, a testament to its viability. Some ancestors of the family served in the Rainforest Wars.
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