And as the days began to get shorter, he could be found working in the kitchen in the evenings.His only tools were a pair of pliers, a set of pincers, and different kinds of hammers.
In some states – Texas in particular – this resistance led to bitter Fence-Cutting Wars.
Barbed wire could only have been invented in the United States.
Nowhere else was the need for a cheap fencing material so immense and compelling.
All the natural aids that farmers had traditionally used for fencing, such as stones and wood, were lacking on the prairies of the Midwest.
Without fencing, the fruit of their labors was under constant threat.