Over 200 beautiful color photos provide a detailed look at a wide variety of tobacco sheds in the Connecticut River Valley. An engaging text delivers a unique look at tobacco sheds from a historical, personal, and an agricultural perspective through the changing seasons. Readers will enjoy an overview of the tobacco industry from the farmer's perspective and tour the valley's rich agricultural history, using interviews and hands-on research to captured the essence of this special crop. Learn why it is still an important part of life for the region and how Yankee ingenuity married form and function to solve unique problems presented by fickle weather conditions. Further, the text explores the construction and unique features of tobacco sheds, and how some historic sheds have been transformed, given new life and new uses. This book will be treasured by everyone fascinated with farm architecture and rural New England life.
Size: 11.0in x 8.5in | Pages: 144
| 225 color photos