Photographer's Note

Sorry I am posting so sparsely of late. I'm very busy! I'm trying to always have time for TE!

This is a fence in the mountains above my home. This is a traditional type of fence that is still used and built today just as it was 100 years ago.

The fence runs through some rugged country that in the winter becomes blanketed with snow. I had to dodge the queer looks of snowmobilers as they sped by as I took it, marching out into the field with my snow shoes.

In many ways, the dramatic changes to the West (in the U.S.) had the most to do with borders and fences. These simply did not exist when it was first being settled by caucasians. The Native Americans had only blurred borders, and wandered freely where the game went or to traditional homesites. With the settlers came fences like this--and the ending of a way of life. Not only that, it meant the actual demise of many Native American peoples and cultures.

Photo Information
Viewed: 2747
Points: 90
Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
View More Pictures