Barns of the Civil War: Daniel Klingle

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00November 21st, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Great events that happened in a barn: Great Chicago Fire

2017-01-08T11:38:41-05:00January 17th, 2017|Great events that happened in a barn, History|

You’ve probably heard the story of the great Chicago Fire of 1871. Legend has it that a cow in the barn of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary kicked over a lantern and ignited the blaze. Two days later up to 300 people were dead, 17,450 buildings were destroyed and 100,000 people were homeless in the fire [...]