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This Week in Fencing History: Barbed Wire Patented

Fences have been around since the beginning of modern civilization. They’ve been a way to keep the good in and the bad out, and there’s not much more to it than that. Except, that this week in 1873 a farmer named Joseph Glidden submitted a patent that would forever change the American West and fencing options. His invention was double …