Concrete fence posts : statues in the fields

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dc.contributor.advisor Cairns, Malcolm D. en_US
dc.contributor.author McDonald, Erin en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:19Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2001 .M393 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187044
dc.description.abstract Historic concrete fence posts were created in the early twentieth century. This study examined how they were constructed and who constructed them. A survey of Randolph county, Indiana was conducted in order to determine the possible construction methods. Literature sources indicate that farmers were encouraged to construct concrete posts on their own. The survey also points to the idea that historic concrete fence posts were created by the farmers who used them. While commercially manufactured posts exist in Randolph county, they are from a later date, and thus not the focus of this study. Interviews with members off the farming community also indicate that most farmers built their own concrete fence posts, from molds they also made. While many businesses and colleges promoted the use and construction of concrete fence posts, they were individually made to serve farmers' immediate and long term fencing needs.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent 278 leaves : ill., facsims., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fences -- Indiana -- Randolph County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Concrete poles -- Indiana -- Randolph County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Concrete -- Conservation -- Indiana -- Randolph County. en_US
dc.title Concrete fence posts : statues in the fields en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1222829 en_US


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