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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Good Fence Fence Abe Lincoln Built



Well after all, Abe Lincoln was known as "The Rail Splitter".
To me they look like a "Splinter Getter".

Any fences Abe built on the farm have long since turned to dust.
But the Park Service wants you to "believe".

For more fences go to TexWisGirl's GOOD FENCES





18 comments:

s.c said...

Its give a beautiful insight how in earlier times fences were made. Nice posting John.

biebkriebels said...

Didn't know mister Lincoln was such a handy craftsman.

eileeninmd said...

I like these split rail fences! I have seen similar fences around Gettysburg and different battlefields in Maryland. Great post, have a happy day!

Unknown said...

A very rustic fence. I do agree about the splinters that could be have

TexWisGirl said...

i'll cut 'em some slack, then. :) thanks, john!

Roan said...

I like seeing the old rail fences. Even if they are not the originals. This looks like a nice place for a day trip for us. We live near Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site, which was another Thomas Lincoln farm. Nice post!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like this fence. Some farmers here still make fences like that. :)

bj said...

I love romance and "thinking" this is THE fences he built makes a great image in my mind. :)
Great post.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

This is a lovely idea for people to see and I love the way the fences were made.

Felicia said...

love those fences. looks like a great place to visit.

Anonymous said...

Love those rustic split rail fences!

GreenComotion said...

What a nice display the workmanship of days gone by!
Thank you for sharing this, John.
Peace :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It's the ORIGINAL fence (it's just the posts and rails that have been replaced!)

Gert said...

Love those rustic fences and the link between the two Lincolns..

barbara l. hale said...

Not just "good" fences...Great fences.

RedPat said...

He built them to last! ;-)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I salute to this man !

Randy said...

Nice looking fence. Termites probably lunched on the original.