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Barns of Old Mission Peninsula And Their Stories.

Barns of Old Mission Peninsula And Their Stories

Evelyn Johnson

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In 1995, Evelyn Johnson moved to the Old Mission Peninsula of Michigan, and found herself fascinated by the old barn structures she found on that historic peninsula. "Barns Of Old Mission Peninsula And Their Stories" showcases 104 of those surviving barns. Enhanced with the history and a map of the Old Mission peninsula, the barns depicted are organized into chapters specific to the barns of 1850 to 1900; the barns built at the turn of the 20th century; the barns of 1900 to 1920, the barns of 1920 to 1940, 'phantom' barns; 'centennial' barns; restored barns, and the Kroupa barns on Kroupa Road. Of special note is the extensive sections on farming and community life through the years from the 1840s to the present day. The inclusion of a bibliography and an index round out this remarkable and superbly illustrated treatise on the barns of the Old Mission peninsula. A superb example of specialized regional history, "Barns of Old Mission Peninsula And Their Stories" is very highly recommended for students of architecture, Michigan history, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the structures and histories of midwestern barns.
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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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