1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Huge Flag Painted On Nebraska Barn Roof
"I did it because I'm a patriotic American and proud of my country," McKenzie told FARM SHOW.
He notes that the roof was almost perfectly shaped for the flag. Each stripe covers 3 rows of shingles. With 38 rows on the roof, the barn was just one row short for the bottom stripe. Other than that, the flag is accurate right down to the 50 stars.
Even the small overhang on the front of the barn was put to patriotic use. It has the head of a bald eagle painted on. McKenzie says he's unsure of how much paint was used but that it cost about $400 to paint the shingles.
Five lights shine on the flag so it can also be seen at night by passing motorists.
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