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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:05 am

HISTORIC BARN PHOTOS SOUGHT

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The local haylofts and corn cribs of Sangamon County could soon be featured in an e-book focused on the iconic farm structures. The book is a project of the Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) and will feature photos of haylofts and corn cribs from throughout the area. The public is being asked to submit photos or suggestions of historic, unique or otherwise interesting regional barns to be included in the project. “Barns aren’t just a way to put a roof over cows and hay bales,” said Chuck Pell, chairman of the SCHPC. “They represent some of the oldest buildings in the region as well as the heart of the farming industry that Illinois was founded on.” Larry Beaty, president of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau, pointed out that “unfortunately, time has a tendency to move on, and our barns are disappearing quickly. This is a chance to preserve the memory of these wonderful buildings before they’re gone.”

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