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The stalwart walls of this 99-year-old section of a home saw decades of farming, family life and change since its construction on Capshaw Road in Athens in 1912. On April 27, the fortress survived an EF5 tornado that toppled homes and trees all around it. But, the loss of his barn, trees and other outbuildings as well as damage to the home’s roof prompted former owner — Don Bowers — to sell the house to a couple on Pepper Road, who had it moved and hope to restore it.

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