Brush Wood Fence

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

BRUSH WOOD FENCES

DESCRIPTION

These fences consisted of locally cut posts placed closely together and bound to each other with brush or other locally available materials.


HISTORY

In the early days of Dixie, fencing wire was scarce and expensive. So local ranchers and farmers used locally available materials to make fences.

These post fences were made completely of locally available materials. In later years, some wire was used to bind the posts without having the expense of all-wire fences.


PHOTOS

WCHS photos:
WCHS-02377     A brush wood fence on the Arizona Strip
WCHS-02378     A brush wood fence on the Arizona Strip
WCHS-02379     A brush wood fence on the Arizona Strip
WCHS-02380     A brush wood fence on the Arizona Strip


REFERENCES

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