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Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
April 10, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy photos - Barns built by the writer’s great-grandfather Nolting in Atchison County, Kansas.

Some say it’s bad luck to tear down an old barn and I suspect that more than just a few folks hold this ‘superstition’ as fact. Over the years, I have watched a number of old barns lay themselves down after long weary years of struggling against the wind and weather in an effort to remain upright. I have been amazed at the precarious angles some have held for years before finally laying down to rest.

Ours was a grand old barn. L...

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