Friday, January 14, 2011

1892 Ten Cent Barn

Farmers would travel into town, usually on the weekends, to stock up on supplies. During this era, "ten-cent barns" were very popular. These were places where horses would be cared for while shopping was being accomplished. In some instances, there were also accommodations for the shoppers to take a rest and get a meal, but taking care of the horses and/or teams was paramount. In Fowlerville, the most written about ten-cent barn was the Haist House, but there was also one operated by Roy Holt in the early 1900s as well as this one shown in the following advertisement published in The Fowlerville Review:

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