An ill kept fence row provides an example of how not to be a good steward of the land. A road runs along the side of the field and its shoulder is overgrown with vegetation. A wooden telephone poll and lines are also located beside the field.
Max Scheer was a Jewish tailor in Cedar Rapids, orignally from Poland. His wife Libbie Harris Scheer was born in Iowa of Russian Jewish parents. Bella Louise, their daughter, graduated from Coe College in 1935.