During his last months of service in the army, John Donnelly conceived the idea of a farm co-operative called The Little Smoky Farm Industries. After the war in 1946, he and 8 families of war veterans formed a group and leased 80 acres of Crown land NE 35-74-21, south of Guy. The members would share their DVA grants and own machinery co-operatively. When the project failed, John resigned from the group.
Guy p. 146 Name in list of Veterans
pp. 113– 121 “The Little Smoky Farm Industries Story”