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Winds topple Amish barn

20 people were inside when structure started to collapse

The rubble of a barn on Fordsbush Road in the town of Minden is pictured Friday. The barn was destroyed by the previous day's winds.
Photographer: Ned Campbell
The rubble of a barn on Fordsbush Road in the town of Minden is pictured Friday. The barn was destroyed by the previous day's winds.
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Bearded men wearing suspenders and straw hats stacked cinder block after cinder block as heavy equipment quickly moved lumber. While most of the region prepared for July 4 picnics and parades, the men worked through lunch Friday, picking up pieces of a barn blown down the day before. “Oh, it was quick,” said Ben King, 37, the Amish farmer who owns the farm on Fordsbush Road in the town of Minden in western Montgomery County. ...


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