Son promoting book of sign-painting father


CARROLLTON, Ohio – Roger Warrick, son of the late Harley E. Warrick, will be at the Algonquin Mill Fall Festival at the Mill Farm near Carrollton, Ohio, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8.
He will be selling and signing his father’s book, The Barn Painter, inside the White Barn alongside the Art and Photo Show.
Warrick’s work. Written by Warrick before his passing in November 2000, the Warrick family has published this book as a lasting tribute to his work – and as an appreciation for these vanishing icons of rural America.
This edition is limited to 1,200 copies.
Warrick was one of the last Mail Pouch Barn Painters, having painted or repainted the Mail Pouch logo on more than 20,000 barns in his lifetime.
The Algonquin Mill Farm is home to two Mail Pouch signs painted by Warrick: a red one located on the granary facing Route 332 and a black one painted on the north end of the Cookie House.
A third sign painted by Warrick is on the south end of the Dining Hall and reads, “Visit Algonquin Mill Farm: Treat Yourself To The Most.”
Details. The 8.5-by-11-inch hardbound book has 128 pages and contains 147 color and 46 black and white photographs.
To order a copy, send a check or money order payable to Ciderpress Books 2719-3 Cleinview Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Each book is $35 plus $5 shipping. Add $1 extra shipping for each additional book ordered.
For more festival information, call 330-627-5910 or visit


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