These structures, stark, hard, and utilitarian on the landscape, sprang up around settled farmsteads after World War II. Now the wooden homes, barns, and sheds are gone, the ground levelled for crops. Only the prefabs remain. An electric line brings power to the fans that dry the grain. It lights the quonset hut, where machinery is stored and, perhaps, prepared.
For farmers with thousands of acres to crop, on-site grain and equipment storage facilities add convenience.

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© D. Gorton 2001
Grain Bins and Quonset Hut, West of Coulterville, Randolph County
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