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Bristol dentist tells stories of life farming the Great Plains

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Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL DENTIST JIM Cossaart’s memoir, “A Piece of Kansas Soil,” came out earlier this year. Cossaart worked the family farm in Kansas for 20 years before becoming a dentist and moving to Vermont. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

BRISTOL — Bristol dentist Jim Cossaart will be flying to Kansas this weekend, as he does several times a year, to repair barbed wire fences and move some cows around.

The Cossaart family has been farming and ranching on the same piece of Kansas soil since 1870.

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