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Harold Henry shows off a 14-inch Lodge cast-iron lid, just one piece in his huge collection. The raised 14 is a sign of a rare keepsake.

CAST IRON COLLECTOR

Hamilton farmer has massive cast-iron collection
by Paul Newton | pnewton@ruralmissouri.coop

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