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  • #16 Barn Garage

    The Sandburg's stored farm equipment including the farm tractor and jeep in this building.  Occasionally the equipment was removed for evening square dances, including a group known as the Connemara Farm Dancers.

    Listen to the audio to hear Sandburg's granddaughter Paula Steichen talk about the square dances held here.

    "The garage at the barn was often used for square dances on Saturday nights.  When we had a caretaker Frank Mintz for quite a time who was part of a dancing group, a mountain dancing group, and we would have square dances, he would really hold the square dances there, and sometimes members of the family would go down.  I know that Frank Mintz’s group for a while wore the shirts that said Chickaming Goat Herd on them."