Bitterroot Barns

Wendy Beye has a passion for the barns in the Bitteroot Valley. She and her husband, both pilots, have flown the valley photographing barns from the air. She figures there are about 600 historic barns, some strong and enduring, some falling down, some now skeletons on the land. 

 

Below you will find her detailed photos of the barns she's researched as well as the story of her extensive investigations into their history.

 

Watch for Wendy's barn stories in each edition of the Ravalli Repulblic's Agriculture Magazine

 

And here's a story about Wendy herself.

Over 450-500 historic barns-in a variety of stages of integrity-dot the floor of
the Bitteroot Valley.
Old City of Hamilton Water Tower southeast of Hamilton replaced in 2004 with a 1 million gallon pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete underground reservoir.
Cummings Barn, Victor

 

Ravalli Republic, Ag Mag, Agriculture Heritage Notebook article.

 

 

 

 

Old City of Hamilton Water Tower southeast of Hamilton replaced in 2004 with a 1 million gallon pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete underground reservoir.
Hanlan Barn, Lone Rock 

 

Ravalli Republic, Ag Mag, Agriculture Heritage Notebook article.

 

 

Old City of Hamilton Water Tower southeast of Hamilton replaced in 2004 with a 1 million gallon pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete underground reservoir.
Popham Barn, Corvallis

 

Ravalli Republic, Ag Mag, Agriculture Heritage Notebook article.

 

 

 

 

 

Old City of Hamilton Water Tower southeast of Hamilton replaced in 2004 with a 1 million gallon pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete underground reservoir.
Upchurch Barn, Hamilton

 

Ravalli Republic, Ag Mag, Agriculture Heritage Notebook article.

 

 

Old City of Hamilton Water Tower southeast of Hamilton replaced in 2004 with a 1 million gallon pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete underground reservoir.
Tintzman Barn, Corvallis

 

Ravalli Republic, Ag Mag, Agriculture Heritage Notebook  article.

 

 

 

 

 

Old City of Hamilton Water Tower southeast of Hamilton replaced in 2004 with a 1 million gallon pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete underground reservoir.
Maki Barn, Hamilton

 

March 2016 Ravalli Republic, Ag Mag, Agriculture Heritage Notebook aticle. 

 

 

If you know of an historic site that is at risk, please contact us to learn more about the potential for preservation or adaptive reuse. Call 406 360-7019 or email info@BRCHT.org