Recently when we went to Indiana I had several things on my photo bucket list. A Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn was on the top of my list. Ron( Brother In law) found me a couple of barns.
Ron is a Fisherman..he knows all the little back roads to the best fishing spots along the Ohio River.
If I had this barn on my property I would trim the trees and put up a bench with a free will donation jar instead of “No Trespassing” signs.
The little village of Lanesville has the right idea, this barn is in their roadside park.
I have always been fascinated with barns..and these were special barns. At one time there were over 20,000 barns in 22 states that were painted by the West Virginia Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco Company. Farmers were paid $1 to $2 a year for allowing the advertisement, the usual colors were black or red with yellow or white capital lettering. The sides of the barn to be painted with the lettering had to be visible from the road..the rest of the barn was painted any color the famer wanted. A farmer got someone to paint his entire barn ..what a great idea! Many of these barns are now historic landmarks.
I kept one eye open for Quilt Barns..I saw only one and the traffic was horrid and the road was narrow..so Far Guy and I did not stop..maybe next time..it wasn’t a huge quilt anyway:)