Item Morton Manuscripts Collection, MSS_C565_2_11_29 - Biggest Barn in the World

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Biggest Barn in the World

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Morton Manuscripts Collection, MSS_C565_2_11_29

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picture ; 9x14cm
negative ; 13x10cm

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This is a picture of the world's biggest barn in the world at T-Horseshow Ranch at Leader, Sask. This barn was built in 1914 by W.T.Smith on N.E.1/2 23-23-27 about 12 miles from Leader about 11/2 miles from the South Sask.River. 32 cars of lumber were used. It took 100 men to build it. The cement mixers received $1.00 per day. The ranch hand received $40.00 a month. There were 2,200 head of cattle and 10,000 sheep on the ranch. Smith died in flu epidemic in 1918. The barn was pulled down in 1920 to pay the mortgage. The barn was 128x400 ft. height 60ft. The following construction materials were used: 875,000 ft lumber, 30,000 sacks of Canada Portland Cement and 60,000 ft of corrugated galvanized iron roofing. There were 7 ventilators. The ranch contained 10,000 acres under irrigation and is largest alfalfa and corm farm in Sask.

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