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Historic Bolton barn moved

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BOLTON, Vt. -

It's not a sight you see everyday. A historic barn was on the move in Bolton Tuesday.

The iconic "East Barn" traveled more than 60 feet by way of steel beams, rollers and some dish soap at Camel's Hump State Park. The move was part of an effort to stabilize the structure.
The English-style barn dates back to the early 1800's.

"If we didn't act soon then there is the danger the barn was just going to collapse, so we identified the most important stabilization efforts up front and that is what we are doing," said Mike Fraysier, Director of State Lands Administration with the Vt. Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

"The barn originally sat right on the road and due to salt from plowing and the grade of the road being built up over time, the front of the barn was severely rotten and sunken," said Eliot Lothrop with Building Heritage LLC.

The barn may be put up for sale in the near future and supporting the structure was seen as an important move to ensure it can be put to good use.  Vermont's Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation led the effort.

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