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Picturing The Past: Dairy Farming Was Important In Transylvania County


June 3, 2019

June is National Dairy Month, and while Transylvania County is not known for dairy products today, throughout much of the 20th century there were local farms with dairy operations that typically had a small dairy barn for milking and storage.

When Transylvania’s architectural survey was undertaken in 1990, there were are least seven farms identified that had a separate dairy barn. These ranged from small cinderblock structures with attached sheds to a large two-story barn with gambrel roofs like those built by W.T. Whitmire and C.K. Osborne.

In the late 1930s, Whitmire built a two-st...

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