Great events that happened in a barn: The death of the first presidential assassin

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00May 11th, 2017|Great events that happened in a barn, History|

On the night of April 14, 1865 while watching the play Our American Cousin to try to relax as the Civil War wound down, famed actor John Wilkes Booth crept into the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC and fired his Derringer pistol into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head. In the shock [...]

You can’t hit the broadside of a barn: Baseball edition

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00April 25th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

For any fan who has gone to a baseball game there is nothing worse than a pitcher that can’t throw strikes. The amount of time it takes to play a major league game is getting longer and it is partly because pitchers struggle. When they get really wild there have been many pitching coaches out [...]

Barnvertising

2020-04-11T00:55:16-04:00January 3rd, 2017|History|

Barns are large buildings and therefore hard to miss from the highway. In the early days of automobile travel, before those large metal posts that now dot our modern highways, barns were our nation's first billboards. Common in the Midwest and Southeastern portions of the United States, the most common early advertisements were for tourist [...]