/ by Zachary Krahmer

Edith Macefield

Seattle, WA

Today in Economics the professor brought up the story of Edith Mayfield and her stand against a construction company. Basically, she had been born and raised in this home, and planned to die there. A construction company bought the property rights to every other home on the block. It offered Edith 250,000 to which she said no. 500,000 still no. They offered her 1,000,000 and she would still not sell. So what do they do? They began construction around her.

Needless to say she got her wish and died in the house in 2008 at the ripe age of 86. 

Thought it was a cool story and something I’d share.

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