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Help sought to refurbish ‘flag barn’

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webmaster | 06/04/12

Volunteers and funds needed for restoration of local landmark

For more than a decade, a barn amid open fields along State Route 41 and Avenue 12 has been painted red, white and blue like an American flag.

But the “flag barn,” a local landmark that has drawn national attention, lost most of its roof during a windstorm months ago.

The barn’s disrepair has caught the attention of several locals, and one man in particular has gotten permission to restore it.

Tom Baum, a Marine and Vietnam veteran who lives in the Madera Ranchos, said he passes by the barn almost daily and feels the need to fix it...


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