Of course I feel the need to share with you the fact that barbed wire was in vented in the USA in 1868 and that there is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of barbed wire
It was controversial stuff
When livestock encountered barbed wire for the first time, it was usually a painful experience. The injuries provided sufficient reason for the public to protest its use. Religious groups called it “the work of the devil,” or “The Devil’s Rope” and demanded removal.
Clumps of cow hair
You can read all about it if you so wish, in a book called (not surprisingly) The Devils Rope by Allen Krell: although the review in the Independent Newspaper, would suggest that a whole books worth of barb wire facts and history might be stretching the wire a little too far.
The Devil’s Rope does treat us to fascinating moments. But his (Krell’s) mission– to bulk up barbed wire’s status as a cultural icon – is rather like the prairies before its arrival: endless and beyond organisation.
A breaking wave of frosted grass
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