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In this new edition of his classic book, award-winning author Jerry Apps shares a unique perspective on the great barns of rural Wisconsin. Digging deep as both an enthusiast and a farmer, Apps reaps a story of change: from the earliest pioneer structures to the low steel buildings of modern dairy farms, barns have adapted to meet the needs of each generation. They’ve housIn this new edition of his classic book, award-winning author Jerry Apps shares a unique perspective on the great barns of rural Wisconsin. Digging deep as both an enthusiast and a farmer, Apps reaps a story of change: from the earliest pioneer structures to the low steel buildings of modern dairy farms, barns have adapted to meet the needs of each generation. They’ve housed wheat, tobacco, potatoes, and dairy cows, and they display the optimism, ingenuity, hard work, and practicality of the people who tend land and livestock. Featuring more than 100 stunning full-color photographs by Steve Apps, plus dozens of historic images, Barns of Wisconsin illuminates a vanishing way of life. The book explores myriad barn designs—from rectangular to round, from gable roof to gambrel, from fieldstone to wood—always with an eye to the history and craftsmanship of the Norwegians, Germans, Swiss, Finns, and others who built and used them. Barns of Wisconsin captures both the iconic and the unique, including historic and noteworthy barns, and discusses the disappearance of barns from our landscape and preservation efforts to save these important symbols of American agriculture....

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ISBN : 25105465
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 222 Pages
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  • Sherri
    2019-05-06 20:03

    What a wealth of information on WI early farming days, pioneers, and construction literally from the ground to the rafters. Beautiful photography. Great read by this father/son duo team. If farming has touched your life at all, this is a great trip down memory lane.

  • jimtown
    2019-04-23 23:59

    Barns of Wisconsin by Jerry Apps with sketches by Allen Strang tells of the history and origins of many of the Wisconsin barn styles. I read the first few chapters and then kind of skimmed through the rest of the book. The sketches are very nice and locations are added. I enjoyed learning a little more about how Wisconsin farmers went from wheat king to dairy queen and why.Some very interesting observations.

  • Angela
    2019-05-05 01:55

    The World's Largest Round Barn is included! I am proud of that, since I am from Marshfield, where it is located. :)An interesting look into the barns of our state. I never realized how important they were/are, or how interesting the history.

  • A.
    2019-05-07 18:09

    The World's Largest Round Barn is included! I am proud of that, since I am from Marshfield, where it is located. :)An interesting look into the barns of our state. I never realized how important they were/are, or how interesting the history.

  • Craig
    2019-05-17 23:48

    Love the photography.