"Because They Joined the Grange

“Because They Joined the Grange”, by Garry Stephenson, was written in 1981 for a graduate school course on historic rural architecture taught by the late Philip Dole.

The paper includes a description of the origins of the Patrons of Husbandry and how its rituals influenced the form of its halls. There is a description and brief history of each of Benton County’s six halls with photographs and other resources such as original drawings.

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