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60-Year-Old Stone Silo Graces Michigan Farm
"It's still in almost-new original condition. As far as I know, there are few others like it that are still standing," says Michigan farmer Gregg Prevost about the 60-year-old stone silo that graces his farm.
The 30-ft, high, 12-ft. dia. silo, as well as an adjacent 20-ft. long milkhouse, is built from local field stone and has a tin roof. A flat stone with the date "1933" is inset near the top of the silo.
"A lot of people stop on the road to take photos of it," says Prevost, who raises dairy cows. "There are a few other stone silos in our area, but none of them are built as sturdy as this one. The mortar between the stones has a few cracks, but the silo still stands good and solid. The walls are 1 ft. thick. It was used mostly to store corn silage and was last used about 20 years ago, before I bought our farm."
Contact FARM SHOW Followup,Gregg
Prevost, 7315 Wolf Creek Rd., Herron, Mich. 49744 (ph 517 727-3446).


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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #4