The history of Barbed wire
Facts about Barbed Wire
By the 1870s westward expansion of the agricultural frontier across the Great Plains had been stopped by the lack of good fencing material to protect crops from cows .On November 24, 1874, Joseph F. Glidden, was granted a patent for barbed wire consisting of barbs wrapped around a single strip of wire and held in place by twisting that strand around Charles goodnight a pioneer of the open plains, fenced along the Palo Duro Canyon, accepting the need for clear title to grazing rights and the eventually bringing the end of the open range.
Facts about Joseph F Glidden
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How barbed wire effected the open range
pictures of barbed wire
This is one of the ways that Glidden made barbed wire.
The way that barbed wire looks after it is made.
This is one of the ways barbed wire was first made in a bean grinder.