Vander Green was at his wit’s end. He owed money on the mortgage for 42 acres he had inherited from his father, who had bought it in 1940. Green figured he had to sell 21 acres to make enough to pay his debt. There didn’t seem to be another way out.
Vander Green delightedly removes the "For Sale" sign on his property. / Photo courtesy the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation