It would likely be destroyed, until some quick-thinking people and a lot of sweat equity saved the barn, piece by piece.
27 News photojournalist Drew Smith went to Edgerton on Saturday, where dozens of volunteers gave that barn a chance to survive another hundred years. The barn from Jefferson will be turned into an addition to a barn in the Edgerton area that was already planned for remodeling.
Hundreds of people watched Saturday's barn raising.
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