On the northern edge of the Great Black Swamp, Archbold’s earliest settlers found dense forests growing up through pools of sulfurous water stretching for miles. Blessed with industrious habits and visions of what might be, they cleared the land, drained the swamp, and set about creating fertile farms. Celebrating the town’s sesquicentennial in 2016, the Black Swamp Arts Council and Sauder Village created a quilt barn trail among the county’s tidy farmsteads. Drive the trail with host Kelli Trinoskey as she visits with folks who share their stories of quilts and farming.
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