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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Great Barn @ Stagville Plantation

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Historic Stagville . Durham . NC

Remember our trip to Stagville back in the early summer? Well I forgot to show you the barn and had been meaning to link up with Tom's Barn Collective ...better late than never right?!

Anyways, this barn was built in the summer of 1860 by the enslaved community of Stagville. It was built like an upside down hull of a ship with many nautical features which leave historians speculating that some of the slaves spent time in the shipyards along the coast. This large barn housed up to 80 mules...you can see some cribbing done by some of them.

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13 comments:

  1. It is a lovely old barn! Oh and to answer your question about whether I'm going to learn to ride, I think my motorcycle days are behind me. I was in a couple of accidents riding on the back of them when I was in college and it wasn't pretty. I'm lucky I'm still here to tell about it!

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    1. wow lois, that is scary! my motorcycle days are behind me too!

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  2. I spent a lot of time in barns (in my younger years) so this looks familiar, though quite big. It's in good shape for being so old. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It's neat that it is still standing...looks like the mule loved wood! Nice to see how it was built. Thanks Tanya for stopping by, come again when you can.

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  4. How amazing! I've never seen anything like it. And it's so big! Are there tours, or can anyone just wander in?

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  5. I really like your first shot here Tanya. The barn looks like it's being well looked after, surprising the things historians find out so many years later.

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  6. I like this barn, it is big and so well built. Looks great for its age. Nice find Tanya.

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  7. Seems a few mules needed a pacifier but I love the history created by the evidence of cribbing on the edge of the wood.

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  8. That's fantastic! Love the stone!

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  9. Thats a neat old barn, just think of the history that went on in there! I hope you find out what your "mystery shrub" is that smells so good!--it took me several years to figure out this little baby yellow tree here that looked so much like a big weed for years. LOL Well it wouldn't HURT TO TRY to root some peices of that shrub you like, and it MIGHT WORK! I'd give it a try if I were you

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  10. Great photos, Tanya. Love all of them, the first one most of all

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Hi! I'm so happy you've stopped by and always enjoy your comments :)