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 Located along a rural stretch of Burlington Pike, the Dinsmore Homestead is a living document of the life of a prosperous and cultured [[Boone County]] farm family in the 19th century. ​ In [[1839]] [[Silas Dinsmoor]], a Scottish Presbyterian of New Hampshire, and his nephew, Mississippi planter James Dinsmore, purchased 700 acres of land between the [[Ohio River]] and Middle Creek. ​ Here they established a diversified [[farming|farm]] with sheep, orchards and basket willows, as well as a small vineyard (later ruined by the blight that ravaged the Ohio Valley wine industry). Located along a rural stretch of Burlington Pike, the Dinsmore Homestead is a living document of the life of a prosperous and cultured [[Boone County]] farm family in the 19th century. ​ In [[1839]] [[Silas Dinsmoor]], a Scottish Presbyterian of New Hampshire, and his nephew, Mississippi planter James Dinsmore, purchased 700 acres of land between the [[Ohio River]] and Middle Creek. ​ Here they established a diversified [[farming|farm]] with sheep, orchards and basket willows, as well as a small vineyard (later ruined by the blight that ravaged the Ohio Valley wine industry).
  
-{{ http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/2_116_dinsmore_house.jpg?​300|The Dinsmore House}} Following the deaths of [[silas_dinsmoor|Silas]] and [[james_dinsmore|James]],​ the farm passed to James' daughter Julia. ​ "​[[julia dinsmore|Miss Julia]]"​ Dinsmore, one of Boone County'​s most famous [[Women of Boone County|women]],​ successfully managed the large farm, traveled the world and raised two neices on her own.+<​html><​img alt="​The Dinsmore House" src="​https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​33623/​1"​ width="​300" align="​right"​ title="​The Dinsmore House"></​html>  ​Following the deaths of [[silas_dinsmoor|Silas]] and [[james_dinsmore|James]],​ the farm passed to James' daughter Julia. ​ "​[[julia dinsmore|Miss Julia]]"​ Dinsmore, one of Boone County'​s most famous [[Women of Boone County|women]],​ successfully managed the large farm, traveled the world and raised two neices on her own.
  
 A solid, comfortable and unpretentious fram house in the early Greek Revival style, the Dinsmore House features an unusual floorplan: the first floor is bisected by a broad hall with no formal staircase. ​ The house was constructed in [[1842]] by builder John Brady, supervised by [[james_dinsmore|James Dinsmore]]'​s brother John.  A solid, comfortable and unpretentious fram house in the early Greek Revival style, the Dinsmore House features an unusual floorplan: the first floor is bisected by a broad hall with no formal staircase. ​ The house was constructed in [[1842]] by builder John Brady, supervised by [[james_dinsmore|James Dinsmore]]'​s brother John. 
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