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Bicentennial Barn

Bicentennial Barn is at the northwest corner of Ohio 73 (Trenton-Oxford Road) and Ohio 177 (Hamilton-Richmond Road) in Milford Twp., north of Darrtown. The barn was painted with the Ohio bicentennial logo during the state's 200th anniversary. The bicentennial web site said the "barn was built in the mid-1800s and is owned by Teri and Scott Spurlock." The barn at 3152 Oxford-Trenton Road was painted in 1999 in preparation for the 2003 observance. A bicentennial web site said "the Ohio Bicentennial Commission's barn painting program started as a unique means of getting free, highly visible advertising. It grew into a cultural phenomenon, with nearly 2,000 Ohio barn owners volunteering their barns for painting." Scott Hagan, from Belmont County, "was contracted in 1998 by the Bicentennial Commission to paint the celebration's red, white and blue logo on one barn in each Ohio county [88]. Hagan completed the final barn in 2002, having traveled about 65,000 miles throughout the Buckeye State." The web site said "each red, white, and blue logo measures about 20-feet-by-20-feet. Hagan draws them freehand before painting, ensuring that each barn's logo is unique. Each barn requires approximately 18 hours and seven gallons of paint to complete."

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