The Jackson barn, as it’s known today, was built in 1916 south of Forestburg for just under $1,200. Eighty years later, Grant Jackson was in the market for a barn and paid approximately $5,000 to move the worn and aged structure to his home quarter south of Galahad. He and son Scott then went to work restoring the barn to its original grandeur, refitting it to house alpacas.
Take a tour of the Jackson barn and find out more about its fascinating history on Friday, August 17 during the Country Roots Tour, Flagstaff County’s annual celebration of food, farms and history.
The day-long event also features tours of Ray Jackson’s farm and the Diplomat Mine, as well as a locally sourced long-table supper and a presentation on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur by Graham Sherman, co-owner of Calgary-based Tool Shed Brewing Company.
Tickets are just $50 (or $30 for supper only) and are available online through Eventbrite or by calling the Flagstaff County office at 780-384-4100.
Come explore the Flagstaff Region!