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2008 - Bell Barn - segment of original interior curved joist

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The letter "M & M 6072" painted on this beam may be a form of shipping code. - A number of laminated wooden beams were nailed in a curved pattern to enable the floor and roof structure to be constructed. During the ban dismantling in April 2008, one of those beams was found to include the following letters: "M & M 6072: It is possible that these beams were prefabricated in Minnesota and shipped to Indian Head by train, with the letters and numbers referring to a rail car on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway.

This salvaged beam is on display inside the reconstructed Bell Barn.