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Thumb Octagon Barn Being Transformed Into Agricultural Museum by 'Friends'

Historic Eight-Sided Structure in Huron County Hopes to Increase Tourism

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By: Dave Rogers

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Thumb Octagon Barn is an icon of our agricultural past
Volunteer caretakers Betty Armstead, left, of Cass City, and Rita Maxfield, of Attica, provide security at the unusual barn near Gagetown.

Looming above the vastness of the cornfields of Huron County is one of the most unusual structures in the state: the Thumb Octagon Barn.

In the cool interior of the huge barn sit Betty Armstead and Rita Maxfield. "We're security," they proclaim i. . . . .

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