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  1. Featured in Backyard Photography on 3.19.12

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This old wooden split rail fence is located not far from the cabin, Philip’s Place in Stevenson, Alabama, USA.

There’s a history to split rail fences I wasn’t aware of. A few comments down, olehippy3 gave me a history lesson that’s pretty cool. I’ve received his permission to share it here: … the reason you see so many of the split-rail fences down south…..is because of the Civil War…the North had all the metal, for nails and the such….the Southerners had to make do with what they had….hence stacking the fences instead of nailing them…
…and that’s today’s Civil War history lesson. Thanks for sharing olehippy13!!!

This photo is one of many I recently re-discovered in my collection of old stuff from many years back.

… photo taken in Stevenson, Alabama, USA, in the mid 1980’s
After scanning this photo to my computer, I did simple enhancements only before uploading it to RB.

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As an artist I enjoy painting and photographing segments of rural life. Country living became a new world for me back in the sixties when we moved from Chicago, Illinois to East Tennessee. I want to capture what I now see before country living vanishes… at least in my area!

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    When I first read your title only and glanced at the photo, I thought… so this is what a state line looks like……LOL

  • … Jim… when I read… your… comment… I laughed so much, I had to pull away from my keyboard until I controlled my emotions… THIS IS A GREAT COMMENT, BUDDY!!! SOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!

    – © Bob Hall

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 2 years ago

    Is this a bit of the Mason-Dixon line ? lol
    great photo Bob !

  • I’m not sure if Mason or Dixon would own up to it, so… can’t say, lol! Funny, George!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    wonderful image Bob great shot

  • Thanks maggie, most appreciated!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 2 years ago

    Perfect ol’ country scene,,,love the split rail fence next to the cornfield,,, Rick

  • Thanks Rick!!! All of my photos from back then are in excellent condition. Who knew back-in-the-day that some of these pics would be exposed worldwide?? I sure didn’t, lol!

    – © Bob Hall

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I love seeing these fences, it’s great down south.

  • I think so, too, Vivian… I enjoy the ambiance of southern environment.

    – © Bob Hall

  • olehippy13
    olehippy13over 2 years ago

    I like the picture. Thumbs up. A little history, the reason you see so many of the split-rail fences down south…..is because of the Civil War…the North had all the metal, for nails and the such….the Southerners had to make do with what they had….hence stacking the fences instead of nailing them……

  • Nice bit of history! This info is perfect for the photo, olehippy13… thanks-a-million, olehippy13!!! Mind of I refer to your comment, here, in my description?

    – © Bob Hall

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 2 years ago

  • Wonderful Teresa!!!! Thanks bunches for featuring this photo… I’m thrill to death (expression only, lol). Also, congrats to all featured artists!

    – © Bob Hall

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 2 years ago

    How I adore these wonderful fences … beautifully composed image, Bob!!!!

  • Thanks Lois, much appreciated!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • olehippy13
    olehippy13over 2 years ago

    by almeans, feel free to use what ever you want….I love history.

  • Much appreciated olehippy13, thanks buddy!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot … and a paint-worthy scene.

  • Thanks Ginny, I really appreciate your visit, comment, and fav!!! This is very kind of you!

    – © Bob Hall

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