June 30, 2016

Especially Good Fences


These historic-style rail fences are brand new, built by Eagle Scout Ryan Klopp with help from other scouts. This Eagle Scout project enhances the 8th Vermont Monument on Cedar Creek Battlefield.

We noticed that these fences are higher than the split-rail fences we've seen at New Market Battlefield and other places. A ranger explained that the height here is authentic and would have been tall enough to confine cattle. Most rail fences reproduced today are shorter to save money on materials.


For more about the 8th Vermont Monument, see my post of two days ago. Here's a photo that Frank took there.

The monument can be reached from the park service building at 8693 Valley Pike or via Claven Lane (off Long Meadows Lane) in Middletown, Virginia.

17 comments:

  1. That's such a great project for the scouts. The new fence looks great!

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  2. Fantásticas estas cercas, gostei das fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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  3. ... yes, especially good fences!
    Like your photo too.

    All the best Jan

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  4. now that's one fine fence

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  5. Wonderful shots of creative fences ~ love the wood one ~ wrought iron is neat too~ Thanks for visiting ~ ^_^

    Wishing you a Happy 4th weekend ~ ^_^

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  6. awesome project by the eagle scout!

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  7. I love this project! Nice photo, the forst one!

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  8. What a wonderful Eagle project!

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  9. That's a neat split-rail fence. I would imagine it takes quite a bit of time and effort to construct one of those.

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  10. That is some sturdy fence, but looks hard to assemble.

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    1. It's not hard if you are strong. I helped rebuild one once. You lay out a single zig zag line of rails and then go back and add a rail on top of each. Repeat until it is tall enough.

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  11. What a great project these Scouts are working on. The fencing looks fabulous.

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  12. I'm guessing there are no nails required? Nice photos.

    Diana

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    1. Yes, that is why settlers used this style. They had few nails but plenty of lumber.

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