Discover the captivating history of early agriculture at Maasdam Barns! This fascinating site in Jefferson County takes you on a journey through the industrial enterprises of the 19th and 20th century. Experience the legacy of the Maasdam draft horse breeding business, marvel at Louden manufacturing and their ingenious agricultural inventions, and explore the rugged farm wagons from Turney Wagon Works, built for durability and horse-friendly efficiency.
Step back in time to 1906, when Jacob Maasdam brought 47 Percheron horses and a Shetland pony to Fairfield, transforming Jefferson County into a renowned horse market, boasting world champions like Louis d’Or, the colossal Belgian horse. At the Evergreen Ridge Stock Farm, the historic Maasdam Barns stand as a remarkable representation of early 20th-century draft-horse breeding. These two barns, designed by the innovative Louden barn design division, showcase modern construction techniques, including poured concrete walls and impressive Louden barn products.
Embrace the allure of the past and immerse yourself in the rich agricultural heritage of Maasdam Barns. With award-winning Percheron draft horses raised and sold here from 1910 to 1938, the barns are a treasure trove of historical significance. Experience the spirit of this bygone era and make unforgettable memories exploring the captivating history of this remarkable location. Plan your visit today and let the stories of Maasdam Barns enchant you!