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Barns of Wisconsin, by award-winning author Jerry Apps, shares a unique perspective on the great barns of rural Wisconsin. The story of barns adapting over time to meet the needs of each generation is told by Apps, as both an enthusiast and a farmer. The history of barns displays the optimism, ingenuity, hard work, and practicality of the people who tend land and livestock. More than 100 stunning full-color photographs by Steve Apps, plus dozens of historic images are featured. Wisconsinmade.com
“Amid wonderful illustrations and photographs, Jerry Apps has added beautiful prose about barns and the people who built and used them. This updated Barns of Wisconsin is a real treasure and presents a wonderful historical perspective on a state icon.”
Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of many books on rural history and country life, including "Old Farm: A History" and "Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses." Jerry was born and raised