Almanack Contributor John Sasso

John Sasso

John Sasso is an avid hiker of the Adirondacks, member of a search and rescue team, and self-taught Adirondack historian.  Outside of his day-job as a computer systems engineer, John manages a Facebook group "History and Legends of the Adirondacks." He is also a correspondent for the Adirondack Forty-Sixers.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Some History of the Famous Red Barn in Keene

In late December, the rustic red barn that stood at the intersection of Routes 73 and 9N in Keene was taken down by the Department of Environmental Conservation after it became hazardous.

Although not an officially-recognized historic landmark, many who have traveled through Keene saw the barn, with its majestic High Peaks in the background, as a quaint countryside icon.

Since it came down, folks have waxed nostalgic while mourning the abrupt loss of this unassuming structure. I decided to dig into the barn’s history and see if there was more to it than met the eye.