The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories

The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories

by Don Perkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609495268
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,277,330
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Don Perkins is a former carpenter who found a second career in freelance writing. He now lives on Sebago Lake and writes on everything from classic cars to ice harvesting to barns. He writes a column for the Portland Press Herald, and gives presentations and leads barn tours for historical societies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 Early Barns: Traditional Structures Before the Civil War 15

2 The Old Majesties: Big Haylofts and Fancy Cupolas 51

3 Our Barns: Assorted Barns, Assorted People 75

4 Up North and Down East: The Border Barns of Aroostook and Washington Counties 105

5 Surviving in the South: The Barns of York and Cumberland County Farmers 145

6 The Restorers: Resurrecting Our Barns 163

Conclusion 177

Glossary of Barn-Related Terms: What You Need to Know from A to Z 181

Diagrams and Drawings: A Visual Perspective 185

About the Author 189

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