A Home for Champions

A Home for Champions (HM81X)

Location: Flat Rock, NC 28731 Henderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 16.262', W 82° 26.961'

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Many visitors to this barn had little idea that a world-famous writer lived nearby, for they had come here to find out about raising dairy goats. Internationally known for breeding world-record milk producers, Mrs. Sandburg managed a herd of over 200 goats here in the years of 1945-1966.

Imagine how boisterous this barnyard was at feeding and milking time each morning and evening. Perhaps unusual for their time, Lilian and Carl Sandburg were life-long boosters for each other's chosen work. A graduate of the University of Chicago who had taught literature and expression, Lilian recognized Carl's talent for writing and always remained his steadfast supporter.

As his fame grew, Carl made sure that Lilian's expertise in goat genetics shared the limelight with his writing in the many articles published about the Sandburgs. Her success in improving and promoting dairy goats, he often said, was due to "genius, knowledge, and lighted enthusiasms."
HM NumberHM81X
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 368177 N 3904063
Decimal Degrees35.27103333, -82.44935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 16.262', W 82° 26.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 16' 15.72" N, 82° 26' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405-699 Carl Sandburg Ln, Flat Rock NC 28731, US
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