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from Oconto County Past.
is left, or what was left
until recently, of the old days.
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On private property.
Many county ancestors worked in this building or saw it every day on their way to work in the mills.
was used to house the draft horses that delivered mill production. It
has the "boat" roof which originated in northern Europe and
Scandinavia. Legion has it that the boat builders often used their
woodcrafting technics to make the curved roofing joists in the same
manner that they learned for building the ribs of large wooden ships.
An added bonus was that heavy, wet snow slipped off easily, removing
the weight from the roof without climbing up to shovel it off.
The outer walls are covered with large glazed tile, also seen on some
silos in the area and dates to the early 1900s. The tiles were strong,
easy to clean, and have stood for 100 years with recent decades of
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