BARNS OF CARLTON COUNTY
BARNS PHOTOGRAPHED BY
CCHS Barn Photo Committee
Here is a sample of barns recently photographed by the CCHS Barn Photo committee. We started in the Kalevala, Mahtowa and Atkinson township area, and still have many more barns in that area to photograph. Then we added a few more townships, and still have many more to go.
BARN PHOTO COMMITTEE
The Barn Photo committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am. If you are interested in joining us, just ask our staff, or call us at 218-879-1938, or attend a meeting. Many volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.
One volunteer, Gunila Jannson, donated old barn wood for the frames of these photos on exhibit. Another volunteer, Rachel Johnson, put the frames together.
Thank you, Barn Committee volunteers for all you do!
From Carlton County Historical Society Collection
In the Research Library we have many photos of historic barns. All are identified by township location, but not all are identified by owner's name. Most of the barns in these historic photos are no longer standing.
The goal of the Barn Photo committee is to photograph Carlton County barns before they disappear altogether.
Carlton County barns are mostly the Dairy Barn style, because of the type of farming found in this area. How many Dairy Barn style barns do you see in this exhibit? How many other styles can you find?