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Tobacco Sheds: Vanishing Treasures in the Connecticut River Valley

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Tobacco Sheds: Vanishing Treasures in the Connecticut River Valley

Dale Cahill and Darcy Cahill

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In recent years, over one thousand tobacco sheds have disappeared from the “Tobacco Valley.” This important book systematically catalogues tobacco sheds from Putney, Vermont, to Portland, Connecticut, a span of just over one hundred miles. The photographs capture the beauty of these unique farm buildings and serve as a valuable record for these endangered barns. The text offers the agricultural history of each town, helping to connect sheds to their own unique region of New England. In addition, the book reinforces the need for preserving one of New England’s most unusual farm structures. Many sheds in the Connecticut River Valley are still used to dry tobacco leaves that will wrap some of the world’s most expensive cigars, but, sadly, some are being left to slowly deteriorate over time or are being torn down to make way for development. This book will be treasured by cigar smokers and architectural historians and preservationists alike.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 280 color photos | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764343261 | Binding: hard cover

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Dale Cahill has been a sailor, farmhand, electronic technician, equipment maintenance technician, a life guard, has run an aquatics facility, and is both a father and a grandfather. He’s worked at resorts and in factories, favors the outdoors and he loves skiing, mountain biking and photographing beautiful things. He plays mandolin and Guitar and owns a ski bar in Vermont.Darcy Cahill has been a teacher, school counselor, reporter, and sheep dog breeder. She is a mother and grandmother. She plays fiddle and owns a ski bar with her husband. She also spends time, writing, gardening, mountain biking, and skiing.