The old red barn

Fall harvest season is very near and what is one of the things coming to mind when thinking of symbols associated with farming? Farm barns, of course. Many of them were built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. But many have been torn down as they simply no longer meet the needs of today’s farming operations. Some have been kept, such as this one on the Rink farm in Clinton Township, Elkhart County, off County Road 40 near Millersburg. It was likely built in the late 1800s and is still used today for hay storage, among other uses.

Barn used on Rink Farm


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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