Limestone fence posts


November 10, 2022

From Randall, Kansas, The Early Years, 1885-1888. Eclectic Excerpts from Randall Newspapers by Jan Menhusen Smock.

Nov. 13, 1886 - Many farmers of this neighborhood use flag stone (limestone) for fences and fence posts. For fence posts the stone is split out six feet in length, holes bored in with a common brace-and-bit, plugged with wood into which the staples holding the wire are driven.

It makes an everlansting fence. The post cost, delivered on the ground, about 25 cents.


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