Bob Jensen's Barn Pictures Set 03

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 


Swea City, Iowa ---,_Iowa

My wheeling and dealing (farms and horses) Grandfather Dourte in Swea City ---

My hobo-feeding Grandmother Dourte in Swea City --- 

The kindly Director of the Swea City Historical Society, Lavonne Geerdes, sent me a photograph taken
a couple of weeks ago near the southwest edge of Swea City. I spent many days in this home built by
my grandfather in the late 1800s. My mother, Irene, was the youngest of my grandparents' six Dourte children.
She was born in the house below in 1915 and lived there until marrying my father in 1937.
I spent a lot of days in this house while growing up as a child.
On hot summer evenings we sat on the front porch and sipped on lemonade with neighbors passing by.
My mother eventually sold the house when my grandmother died in 1968.


About 300 yards west, across a huge apple orchard, my grandfather had previously built a barn that is now torn down.
It's very common in Iowa to tear down the old farm buildings and restore the ground raising crops.
I remember my grandfather's old dairy barn quite well even though he had sold this barn to a man named Northern before I was born.
When I was seven years old I fell head first from the hay mow to the cement floor of the milking parlor.
For quite a while I was knocked out cold and can recall the enormous lump that formed on my forehead.
Mr. Northern restored me back to life with cold water.

But about three miles east of the above house there's a barn exactly like the one my grandfather had built near the above town house.
However, my grandfather's silo was not like the leaning tower of Piza.


 Lavonne Geerdes tells me that there are running bets on in Swea City on when the above silo east of twon will come tumbling down.


Sugar Hill, New Hampshire ---,_New_Hampshire


Now my wife and I are retired in a village called Sugar Hill in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

About a half mile down the road from our cottage was a historic Inn called The Homestead
I wrote a story about the The Homestead after it was torn down in 2015 ---

Part 1 of the History of the Homestead Inn Torn Down in 2015

Part 2 of the History of the Homestead Inn 

The big red barn behind the Homestead Inn was not demolished.
It remains today and houses a thriving gift shop and museum called the Sugar Hill Sampler ---


Just down Route 117 about a mile east from the Sampler is the historic Iris Farm having spectacular mountain views


About two miles northwest of our cottage on a farm road called Lovers Lane is this historic barn.
Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain are in the background.

Down the road about two miles from our cottage not far from the Robert Frost Musium
The Franconia Inn has a riding stable and a barn


My own barn alongside a golf course is small, simple, and historic.
It was once a power house for a large resort that was torn down in 1973 ---

Beside my barn there the resort's casino and bowling alley once stood beside the golf course.


About 10 miles north from our cottage is the Littleton Regional Hospital in the country.
A short distance from the hospital I took these pictures of a nice barn.


Below is a montage of New England barns that I admire.




Bob Jensen's Set 01 of Barn Photographs ---\Set01\BarnsSet01.htm  


Music Slide Show of Old Barns

Tennie Toussaint Photographs (Barn Raisings in Vermont in the Early 1900s) --- Toussaint Photographs

Muster Field Farm Museum (University of New Hampshire project to preserve old barns) ---

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Photographs of New Hampshire's Historical Barns --- Click Here"Historical+Barns"&lr=&as_qdr=all&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=a6hKU_SSG6io2wWwrYGYBA&ved=0CFgQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=497&dpr=1.25

New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources ---
There are some historic New Hampshire barn photographs


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Bob Jensen's photo set on White Mountain Hiking Trails ---

On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

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Our address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West



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