In 1915 Leslie V. Allen filed a homestead in Dove Creek with the Department of the Interior. At the time, the farm was just 160 acres. Three years later, Allen applied for an additional 80 acres of land.
Allen farmed his land with the help of horses. He grew wheat, cane, corn and pinto beans. Other than horses, the Allen family also raised chickens, hogs and cows. As a way of making an income, Allen sold eggs, wheat, cane, beans and wood to the local store. Today the farm has two historic structures no longer in use; one is the log cabin built in 1915, and the other is the granary built in 1935.