As commuters busily go about their day driving along Highway 22, little do they know the bit of history that awaits them just east of Oak Knoll Golf Course.

The centerpiece of the Brunk Farmstead, once a sprawling 1,100 acres now whittled down to 1.12 acres, sits on one of Polk County’s oldest remaining two-story wooden homes. The Brunk House, now owned by the Polk County Historical Society, was once home to three generations of the Brunk family.

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Shawn Shukle

Great article on an important piece of history for our area. I wish you’d proofread a bit better and check dates. The article notes that the “main home was finished Nov. 7, 1961.” Should that be 1861?

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