Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fences

Today's fence has historical significance. The first courthouse in Cumberland County, in which Abraham Lincoln once lost a case and then pardoned the man after he became Governor, burned on 11/5/1885.  It is widely believed to have been arson. The courthouse was rebuilt and is still conducting business to this day.  It sits in the center of town square.

There is a photo of the old building hanging in the entry hall of the current courthouse, which shows a fence encompassing the courthouse lawn.  It isn't there anymore, guess I assumed it was taken down during re-building. But what happened to that fence? I recently found out it was moved to the cemetery.  It separates the property line to the south. 

Last weekend I took some pictures of that really old fence.





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13 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

a recycled fence!

Jan n Jer said...

wow what a relic...love it!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

one of my favorite. that is so detailed... nice shots. leaning & all. ( :

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful....love old wrought iron!

Rose said...

That is a great way to reuse the fence...it is a beauty.

LV said...

Great history and fence
sharing.

Kaya said...

That is one great fence. It's so beautiful and you took excellent pictures of it!!!

Interesting history!

Faye said...

Glad this piece of history has been preserved and is still in use today as a recycle. Great shooting perspective to better show off the fence design. Particularly like those fancy fence "posts".

TexWisGirl said...

really cool corner piece!

LisaS said...

Interesting background you shared about the fence! I love hearing local stories about our presidents.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the character in this lovely old "historic" fence line!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't that interesting?
What a spot for it!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, I'm glad the fence was recycled and not tossed away.