"Split Rail Fences" Norris Favorite Tip by Stephen-KarenConn
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Favorite thing: Wire, nails and other hardware were expensive and difficult to obtain for the pioneer homesteader, but there were an abundance of trees, many of which needed to be cleared to make room for pastures, gardens, etc. Therefore it was a natural to build fences of split rails.
You will see these authentic old fences throughout the grounds of the Museum of Appalachia, although today a strand of electric wire is run along the inside of the fence to reinforce and protect them from grazing livestock. The fences are very picturesque and add to the ambience of the setting.