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Near Alma in Wabaunsee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stone Fences

 
 
Stone Fences Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
1. Stone Fences Marker
Inscription.  The 1867 law abolishing the open range provided for payment of 40 cents per rod (16½ ft.) to landowners to build and maintain a 4½ ft. stone fence. Stone was plentiful and our pioneers built miles of fences.
 
Erected 1978 by Wabaunsee County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 38° 54.44′ N, 96° 16.796′ W. Marker is near Alma, Kansas, in Wabaunsee County. Marker is on State Highway 99 north of Soloscheid Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alma KS 66401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palenske Building (approx. 7.3 miles away); Wabaunsee County World War I Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Harahey (approx. 7.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Commercial National Bank Block (approx. 7.3 miles away); Meyer Block
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(approx. 7.3 miles away); Strasen Farm Stone (approx. 7.3 miles away); Mueller Block (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alma.
 
More about this marker. Marker is about six miles south of Alma.
 
Also see . . .
1. Native Stone Scenic Byway, Kansas. (Submitted on April 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Native Stone Scenic Byway on PBS. (Submitted on April 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Stone Fence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
2. Stone Fence and Marker
Restored Stone Fence Near Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
3. Restored Stone Fence Near Marker
Unrestored Stone Fence Along KS Route 99 (Native Stone Scenic Byway) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
4. Unrestored Stone Fence Along KS Route 99 (Native Stone Scenic Byway)
Restored Stone Fence South of Alma image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
5. Restored Stone Fence South of Alma
Native Stone Scenic Byway Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2012
6. Native Stone Scenic Byway Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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