Old fence corner post

A common scene in rural areas at least a generation or two ago was livestock grazing in a field. Often these fields were fenced in and the fence was sometimes right up to a road right of way. Concrete posts were sometimes used for fence corners. Shown is one still standing, though obviously no longer serving as a fence post, on Syracuse-Webster Road south of Syracuse in Kosciusko County. Though some farmers still have their fields fenced in, it is not nearly as common as it was several years ago. For one reason, there are fewer cattle and dairy farmers.

Former fence post


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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