Miller, Ed
February 2006
New York State Conservationist;Feb2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p24
The article offers information on pioneer fences found in New York. Before wire fencing was available, pioneering farmers had to use rocks as materials for making fences. In richer farm lands the only choice was to make fences from rails split from the logs obtained when the land was cleared. When people discovered that locust wood was rot-resistant, many farmers planted locust groves to be used as post and rail material which led to the evolution of basic designs for posts. Another pioneer fence is a stump fence.


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