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Modified: Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2012

Interpretive signage for the historic old barn at the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb will become a reality thanks to a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Funding for site signage also includes a front yard sign, for which Homestead blacksmiths are forging an 8-foot wide scrolled frame, and a directional entrance sign, along with the identifying sign at the barn where Glidden first manufactured his barbed wire. Anita Zurbrugg, middle, program director at DCCF, presented a check to Homestead executive director Marcia Wilson and board member Jeff Marshall during the Homestead’s Patent Day celebration on Nov. 4. Patent Day is an annual event commemorating the patenting of Joseph Glidden’s “The Winner” barbed wire, which became the most widely used style in the nation. (Photo submitted)

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