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October 27, 2020

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History in the making

It’s not a barn raising, but it is a serious barn renovation project. Volunteers from the Swiss Historical Society are restoring the barn on the Schumacher homestead. Seth Bixel, Jeff Althaus and others are replacing timber and will eventually move the barn banks east and west, where they were originally located. The current south bank was added in the 1880s and will be removed. In this photo Seth Bixel points to a stone showing the year 1854, when this barn was built.