A Garden of Paradise: A History of El Vergel

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It was in 1917 that Reverend Ezra Bauman had a dream. He was a District Superintendent of the Methodist church in Chile at that time. A beautiful large farm was up for sale in south central Chile, which he thought was the perfect location for an agriculture school. Such an institution needed to be founded to help the poor and humble residents who needed a place to educate their children and to help other Chileans with improved farming methods. After several visits to the farm, called El Vergel, he convinced Bishop Oldham of the need for the project. The owner of the farm was old and needed to sell the farm. The Bishop finally convinced the Methodist Board of Foreign Missions to purchase the farm. Purchased in August 1919 - its Agriculture School opened in March, 1920. Soon thereafter a church was founded, where members assembled in a barn, and then a small primary school for farm children. This institution was first administered by Dr. U. G. Leazemby and then Mr. Floyd Crouse. In the meantime Mr. Elbert Reed, a horticulture specialist from Iowa, arrived on the farm in 1920 and by 1925 became its general manager, holding that position until his retirement in 1963. Throughout the years, the institution surged forward to insure that Reverend Bauman's dream be kept alive. New schools were opened, including a second primary school, a Vocational School for girls, a Social Hall a beautiful church, Agriculture School buildings, a museum, but most of all it provided a Christian environment. El Vergel is known for its excellent student graduates, gardens, ornamentals and its biological and archeological museum. Reverend Bauman's dream was fulfilled.

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Lawrence Reed was born in Concepción, Chile in 1930. The son of Elbert Reed, a agriculture Methodist missionary and Marian (Harrington) Reed who was a missionary teacher. He was raised on a large Methodist agriculture mission farm located close to Angol in south central Chile. He attended school in that city and met a girl who was to become his wife later on. In 1948 he traveled by ship to the United States to continue his studies. While in Stockton, California he lived in the home of his grandmother, Mary Harrington, and her daughter Lois. He attended Stockton College and in 1950 Oregon State College (now University), before being called into the armed service. From 1951 to 1955 he served in the United States Air Force. After completing his service years he continued his studies, receiving a BS from the University of Alabama in 1957 and his MA from the University of Kentucky in 1961. In 1962 he returned to Chile and married Erna Vidal Y., his High School (Liceo) girl friend. After several years, he continued his studies and received a PhD from Ohio State University in 1977. From 1961 to 1990 he worked for the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories and the Human Resources Laboratory located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. His specialty was in human factors and simulation technology for training. Following his retirement in 1990, he volunteered his time in several organizations. His siblings encouraged him to prepare this biographical history of the institution in which we were all raised - a task performed with love during his retirement. He and his wife Erna are parents of two daughters and four grandchildren.

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