by: Taylor B
The earliest fences were made of available materials, usually stone or wood, and these materials are still used for some fences today. In areas where field stones are plentiful, fences have been built up over the years as the stones are removed from fields during tillage and planting of crops. The stones were placed on the field edge to get them out of the way. In time, the piles of stones grew high and wide.
Before barbed wire
Before barbed wire was invented wood from trees, stone, thorny brush, and mud were used as fences.
Perimeters were made of whatever materials were accessible in the region. Wood, stone, earth, or living wall of bushes. Wood was rare on the fields and costly to acquire. Notwithstanding when stone was accessible it was hard, concentrated work and most pilgrims thought that it was illogical. Living wall made up of trees or bush, for example, Osage Orange on the grounds that it developed thick with needles, took numerous trees. Smooth wire was once in a while utilized yet couldn't keep down cows.
Open range is closing
Impact on Texas
Reach wars – agriculturists and farmers struggled between one another. They cut and decimated fences and blazed field area bringing about gunfights and lower property estimations. Extension of the railroad
Steers farming turns into a business, as opposed to a lifestyle
Development of extensive farms. Development of populace and towns in West Texas Utilization of barbwire to fence-off area