If Barns Could Talk

by Doug Mottonen
Save Our Barns Publishing

© 2011 Doug Mottonen
120 pages

ISBN  978-0-578-12331-8 (hardcover)


Price $19.95

 

 
   

About the book --

There is nothing more American than the barn. Barns evoke images both past and present. It’s not uncommon for people to become emotional when discussing the memories associated with their barns. It’s as though the barns come to hold all their personal and family history—good and bad—and when you open the barn door, literally or metaphorically, it all comes flooding out. Barn stories are often about where we have been, where we are going, and perhaps our future. Barn stories are about who we are.


About the Author --

The Mottonens’ passion for agrarian history led them on a multi-year odyssey around the state of Utah, searching for unique barns and the stories behind them. Curious and empathetic, both Doug and Myrna are natural-born and professional listeners: Doug worked as a mental health professional and Myrna as a teacher. By sharing the personal—and sometimes historical—stories behind these barns, Doug and Myrna hope to inspire community leaders and the general public to not only appreciate these venerable structures, but preserve them, too. They would especially like to thank Diane Olson, for her assistance in crafting each story into a lively read. Photo editing, illustration, graphic design, and layoutwas done by Polly Mottonen, who steeped herself in each story, helping to make the book lovely and bring it to life.



Myrna & Doug Mottonen
     

 


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