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Saving history, piece by piece

EDGERTON (WKOW) --  This is a story about saving history in spite of growth.   A barn that dates back to 1888 stood in the way of a bypass under construction near Jefferson.

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.

To watch Drew Smith's full report, click on the video icon.

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