Just Some Barn Photos

Today I’m just happy that this book is finished, looking great, and will soon be available (May 10 is the official publication date), so I’m sharing a few photos, some are in the book, some aren’t…

Claire Patten barn, tract no. 49, just south of Palmer

Claire Patten barn, tract no. 49, just south of Palmer. Photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media

Vasanoja barn, was on tract no. 79, finally fell in 2006. On Kalwies Road off the Springer System south of Palmer.

Vasanoja barn, was on tract no. 79, finally fell in 2006. On Kalwies Road off the Springer System south of Palmer. Photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media

Puhl barn, tract no. 99, at the corner of Scott Road and the Glenn Highway, north of Palmer

Puhl barn, tract no. 99, at the corner of Scott Road and the Glenn Highway, north of Palmer. Photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media

Barry barn, tract no. 140, on Campbell Road off the Palmer Fishhook Road, north of Palmer.

Barry barn, tract no. 140, on Campbell Road off the Palmer Fishhook Road, north of Palmer. Photo by Barbara L. Hecker

Kerttula barn, tract no. 134, fell in 2006, was at the corner of Palmer Fishhook and the Glenn Highway, north of Palmer. Photo by Dave Rose

Kerttula barn, tract no. 134, fell in 2006, was at the corner of Palmer Fishhook and the Glenn Highway, north of Palmer. Photo by Dave Rose

The Parks-Archer double barn, tract no. 189, on Bodenburg Loop Road southeast of Palmer. Photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media

The Parks-Archer double barn, tract no. 189, on Bodenburg Loop Road southeast of Palmer. Photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media

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The Barry/Hecker/Gardner Barn

Photo by Northern Light Media

 

An excellent article in the Sunday edition of the local newspaper for the Matanuska Valley, The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, highlighted the Barry/Hecker/Gardner barn on Campbell Road, north and west of Palmer. The article by Barbara Hecker, who grew up on the farm where it still stands, details the history and the restoration of this original Matanuska Colony barn: “I’m fortunate to live across a country road from the Colony farm — and barn — of my youth. This summer, the old Hecker barn underwent a dramatic uplift. ” Photos are included of the barn from 1936, when it was built, and what it looks like today. Click on the link to read the entire article.