Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friday's Fences


This particular fence is called a "worm fence" because of its' zig-zag formation. Sections of the newly-built fence are situated along the railroad tracks in Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The fences were reconstructed because Park Historians believed that similar fences existed in this location at the time of battle and they wanted to help visitors visualize and understand the important events that took place during that time (1863).  Back then, such fences were used to divide fields and wood lots. They were quick and easy to build - no post hole digging required.

Soon after the fences (including the one pictured above) were erected (in early June of 2011), the Park began to receive questions from Civil  War Historians about whether they were in the correct location.  Recently, the Park decided to err on the side of caution and take the fencing down.

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15 comments:

Donna said...

Nice to have the history, even the controversy, of the fence. They must take a lot of wood! Nice work.

Carletta said...

Lovely composition!
Your choice of black and white gives the image the vintage look it deserves.
For me the fence added to the ambiance of the scene. Too bad that took it down.

Ebie said...

the monochromatic treatment is very nice!

Ebie said...

the monochromatic treatment is very nice!

That corgi :) said...

Glad you got a chance to get the picture before the fence was taken down. Interesting there would be controversy over a fence placement!

great picture!

betty

Faye said...

A fence construction that is quite unfamiliar to me. Good decision to go almost B & W with this one, Kelly. What is your opinion about taking the fence down? To me, it helps tell the story. Can almost envision soldiers propping their guns in the "Vs" of the fence to shoot.

Tracy said...

Interesting. Did you take that picture? Nice shot.

Deb said...

its always fun to learn more history...great photo..

Jan n Jer said...

I never knew the correct name of these fences. Very interesting info about them. Gettysburg historians are sticklers on things being placed on the battlefield! It does not surprise me that they want this fence removed. Thanks for playing! :)

Jan n Jer said...

I forgot to say how much I love this shot...nice edit!

Rose said...

I am with Carletta...really like it in B&W...

Judy said...

What an awesome composition...I love the fence.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the black and white you used for the shot. Very nice shot.

Sandra's Scribbles said...

Great shot, I'm enjoying all the photos of the fences but I really love the ones with a story.

Pam said...

Beautifully done.. the black and white is perfect for this photo theme.. interesting info also.

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