Stephen F. Austin State University

The Barn

Voices from Small Places - Arcadia, TX

This barn was possibly built in the 1940's by Voyd and Nara Hughes before the home and property was sold to Eloy and Marquette Emanis. When the Emanis' Grant grandchildren were young they played in the hay loft above pens and rooms of milk cows, horses, pigs, and coon dog pups. Many a hen's nest and chicken snake was found in the loft hay. An old bicycle rim mounted on front served as a basketball goal for Ronnie Emanis.