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Parkersburg paper to document farm history

Parkersburg News and Sentinel photo by Art Smith Two horses at the Klinger farm in Watertown Township in Washington County illustrate the new Barns and Farms publication on July 22 by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta A.M. Deadline to submit information and photos for the publication is June 21.
Parkersburg News and Sentinel photo by Art Smith
Two horses at the Klinger farm in Watertown Township in Washington County illustrate the new Barns and Farms publication on July 22 by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta A.M. Deadline to submit information and photos for the publication is June 21.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A new publication highlighting historic farms and barns of the Mid-Ohio Valley is being produced by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel/Marietta A.M.

The newspaper is asking residents throughout the region in Ohio and West Virginia to send us a brief history of their farm or barn, along with photos, old and new, of structures and people.

Include a name, phone number and address of someone for the newspaper to contact for information about the farm or the barn. Deadline to submit the information is June 21 to allow enough time to compile the information and take additional photos as needed.

 

Barns and Farms will publish on July 22.

Farming has played a major role in the history of the Mid-Ohio Valley, when the pioneers came here more than 200 years ago to carve a civilization from an uncivilized land, newspaper Publisher James Spanner said.

“The legacy of the earliest farmers and those who came after them lives today,” he said. “It is that legacy, that history of the local farms that we will celebrate and memorialize for the generations who will follow.”

Information can be submitted in several ways.

* By email to [email protected] Attach the photo as a jpeg and make sure it is of sufficient resolution, at least 300 kb.

* At newsandsentinel.com and click on the “Submit News” link, go to the category and follow the instructions.

* By U.S. Mail to Barns and Farms of the Mid-Ohio Valley, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, 519 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

* By taking them to the newspaper office, 519 Juliana St., across from the parking garage in downtown Parkersburg, and ask for the editorial office. The customer service staff will get it to the right person.

The information must clearly identify the people in the photo, from left to right, the location of the barn or farm and a history of the farm or barn. Include a telephone number and address, which aren’t printed, but may be needed if additional information is required.

For more information, call 304-485-1891 extension 221.

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