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In their years of disuse and disregard, barns were being reclaimed by nature. As the author insisted, though, this remnant of the former economic staple for much of NC had elements that worms could not consume. There was the barns’ capacity to well up memories of the agrarian life. Also was this reminder: the important role barns played in rural life and many small towns.
This is a nostalgic essay about old Eastern North Carolina barns and how these structures represent the original rural culture in the South. Anecdotes and photographs depict the function and value of barns in historic rural life.