D.H. Day Barn – Late October, 2006

DH Day Barn

D.H. Day Barn, photo by Jim Sorbie

According to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (excerpt from George Weeks’ Sleeping Bear: Yesterday & Today):

The D. H. Day farm, comprised of 400 acres, was also known as “Oswegatchi” after the New York community where his father was born and the Oswegatchi River where D. H. Day played as a boy. Day grew hay and corn to feed his 400 hogs and prize herd of 200 Holsteins. The farm is just south of Glen Haven and has a large white barn and several out-buildings that stand as a landmark of the agricultural heritage of this area. The buildings were built in the 1880s and 1890s.

Read more about the DH Day Farm and also more about David Henry Day.

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  1. gael tryles
    gael tryles says:

    I love this barn . I wonder who owns it now . It looks like it is being well cared for by someone. It is such a beauty . I hope it continues to be taken care of like it is now.Do you know what will become of it. I have a coffee cup with the barn pictured on it and I prize it. Thank you,in advance, for your response. Sincerely, gael Tryles P.S. Did the barn ever house horses?

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