Photograph of about a dozen young men, Future Farmers of America participants, gathered around a brick outdoor oven in 1940 or 1941. A note included with the photograph reads: "Repairing an out-door oven for a patron." The boys are laughing at a small dog sitting inside the oven, and one boy stands on top of the structure next to the brick chimney. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook.
This picnic oven in Indian Hills was a favorite spot of Mr. Nichols, and the family often spent an evening here. Mr. Nichols is shown bringing the firewood, Ernest Holt tending the fire, Miller and Eleanor with one of the family dogs around a tub of water, Jake Scott standing at the fireplace, Grace Carlson seated at far right, and Clyde Nichols and another of the family pets seated on top of the fireplace.