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Today, Harry Kaspszak's newly renovated barn is a far cry from its earlier days (below) when it was damaged by hail and wind. See online gallery of photos attached to this story.

Kettle River man breathes new life into old barn

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Picture the scene at the 1926 Polish wedding dance of Elizabeth Kaspszak and Frank Pasek in the loft of the Kaspszak barn just outside Kettle River, as envisioned through the eyes of local historian Edwin Manny: "After the marriage ceremony, the feasting and gaiety started....There was always plenty of food and refreshments for everyone [at an old-fashioned Polish wedding dance of that time], with plenty of meat and homemade rye bread.

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