The early settlers in the Appalacian region didn’t fence in thier livestock, but where they didn’t want them at. The livestock was free to roam and feed from the mountain side or fields. This is an example of a split-rail fence. It is located at Dan Lawsons Place in Cades Cove, GSMNP. Built around 1856. A unique feature of the Great Smoky Mountain NP is that it has also preserved the lifestyle that was present prior to it becomeing a National Park. The one closer to the house is the granary, and the other a smokehouse. Granaries were fairly rare, as not much wheat was grown here.
Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS