Thursday, December 6, 2012

On the same foggy morning that I took the photos in the previous post, I also drove out the Filley Stone Barn.  It's not far from where I live but I always forget about it being there.  I don't know why I thought of it this day.

Here's a little history about the barn.



The Filley Stone Barn, was built in 1874. This National Register site is the largest limestone bank barn in Nebraska. A fortuitous event initiated the building of this three-story native limestone barn. Drought conditions and the grasshopper invasion caused many farmers to leave the land and return back East. Knowing the success of the county depended on the farmers staying, Elijah Filley hired the men to stay and help build his barn. The barn stands today as a tribute to those early farmers.

3 comments:

Wandering Star said...

How lovely. You are a crafter as well as a very good photographer. Really enjoyed reading your blog and will bookmark it. Every good wish for Christmas and 2013
CeeBee- Wandering star

Marta Madlen said...

I loved the pictures! Great blog!

Marta Madlen said...

I loved the pictures! Great Blog!