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Stange Farm / Wisconsin Star Block

4440 Atkins Rd.
Vassar, MI 48768
Block: Wisconsin Star


Melvin Stange shares this history with us:

The barn was built in 1897 by my grandfather, Charlie. This farm and barn mean a lot to 
me because it has been passed down from my grandfather to my father and to me. This barn was
used for storing hay and straw. The inside remains the same: two grain stalls, eight milking 
stanchions, along with a hay and grain trolley.

The colors of the block that I chose represent John Deere tractors which I have a hankering
for. The first John Deere tractor I owned belonged to my grandfather, which was used on
this farm. I gained further interest in John Deere tractors (still to this day) due to my 
father-in-law who loves to talk about the John Deere tractor industry. I'm proud to say, that 
after my retirement, I have been blessed to work this farm (which is now organic) with my
nephew, Chris.

Safety and Respecting Private Property~

All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the
site that it is a business open to the public. We are indebted to our barn hosts for their generosity.
When viewing and enjoying the barns and blocks use caution when slowing or stopping near a site.