A familiar Sheridan landmark is moving to a new home. Leslie Stratmoen has the details.
The moving of the white barn that's been a landmark on the west edge of Sheridan for decades has been both interesting and nostalgic for some people, like Bret Bateman of Sheridan.
He can remember being in the old farm building.
He also heard that the barn was a place for community dances, before the war, World War II. So, he said, it's good to see the barn being saved.
He's one of several people who've been out there, on West Fifth Street, watching the move, which, he said, has been slow going.
The new owner of the barn, as he mentioned, is Cary Sampson. We hope to catch up with him later this week, when the barn, once again, begins rolling toward its new home.
UPDATE: Today, MARCH 25, 10 a.m., Press Release from Sheridan Public Works Department:
The Barn is now scheduled to be moved on Thursday morning March 27th, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon. It will move west on Soldier Creek Road then to the end of the all-weather portion of Keystone Road. The amount of time expected to move the barn is uncertain due to the need to move power lines. Use an alternate route if possible. Questions can be referred to the Sheridan County Public Works Office at 674-2920.
FIRST REPORT, Monday, March 24, 2014, 3:42 p.m.: The historic barn that's on the move on West Fifth Street in Sheridan, from Mydland Road to Keystone Road, by way of Soldier Creek Road, is parked, for the moment. According to the city's public works department, travelers should expect delays this week as the Sheridan Heights Ranch Barn is being moved. The exact times of when the barn will be on the move, next, and how long the move will take, is difficult to determine, according to the public works department, because power lines are being moved as it goes along. Stay tuned to Sheridan Media for more about the barn and its new home.