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By Danielle Woodward
Traverse City Record-Eagle 

Michigan families awarded for preserving century-old barns


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — On the outskirts of Maple City, a bright red barn towers prominently over acres of farmland. The century-old town staple boasts a family name that's hard to miss.

In part, because the "Noonan" family name is splashed in bright white letters across the siding, the Traverse City Record-Eagle ( ) reported. But also because four generations of Noonans have lived and worked inside the barn's four walls raising cattle to earn the family legacy.

"Our family has always farmed," said David Noonan. "When I got out of school and got married, my wife a...

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