Michael Oatfield and Rastus Photo, c. 1907
This is Michael Oatfield, taken on his barn ramp. His barn, the last one anyway, was located at today's intersection of Oatfield and Concord Rd.'s, on the East side of Oatfield, nearly in the center of today's Concord Rd. His dog's name was Rastus.
Remnants of the corral survived well into the 1970's as part of the fencing surrounding the house at the N.E. corner of that intersection.
Photo courtesy of Inez Oatfield West. Scan courtesy of Mike Schmeer, June 12, 2009. The date range is 1903 to 1909, when Michael Oatfield died, so we picked 1907. Inez identified the dog as Rastus.[ToDo: xref - Michael Oatfield Family, Oatfield Family, Concord Road, Oatfield Road, photo, barn, Michael Oatfield, Rastus, corral]