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Hansen's passion for farming remains strong


Last updated 1/17/2008 at Noon

Hans Victor Hansen shows off some of his handiwork in the garden.

Remembering the past and admiring the fruits of his outdoor labor is something that pleases 98-year-old Hans Victor Hansen.

“I grew all my palm trees from seeds,” he said, looking at his trees. “I worked the soil.”

Even though Hansen spent the majority of his working years in the engineering and public retirement departments at Lockheed, his interest in farming never waned. He inherited a passion for farming from his father.

Born in North Dakota, Hansen and his family relocated to Pomona, CA, when he was a baby. “We had 20 acres,” he said.

Hansen’s father was a wheat farme...

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