The Main Barn – constructed in 1915
The hay loft! A haven for secrets and for stealing sparrows eggs and for stories told by my cousin Windy as we sat in the cupola before we drop from the rafters into the new mown hay, dusty, scratchy, and buoyant -then scramble back up the ladder to jump again.
From memories of Irene Rogler Palenske
Vintage Rogler Family Film – Hay Loft
The barn in 1915
An early view of the main barn and ranch site taken in 1918. The red barn was relocated to the south. The granary is to the southwest. The family home is in the foreground.
1918 – The Roglers and Applegates are ready for a fishing trip.
A prairie talk in the barn loft
Below a video showing restoration of the main barn
The Story of Pioneer Bluffs, written and performed by Annie Wilson