Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Historic Stone Fence Workshop - near Alma

Certified stonemason Rocky Slaymaker of Emporia will be the lead instructor of the third annual Historic Stone Fence Workshop on Oct 18 and 19. The workshop will be held at the Don and Jule Meseke Farm, 1.3 miles north of Alma on Kansas Highway 99. The class is limited to 20 participants... Applications can be downloaded at www.wabaunsee.com or call Marita Elliott at 785.449.7212.
During the first two years of the workshop, the class restored a fence on the Thowe farmstead 4.5 miles south of Alma on K-99, pictured above.

The historic stone fences were authorized by the Kansas legislature in 1867 and many can be seen along the Native Stone Scenic Byway in Wabaunsee County. Slaymaker said: "I find it truly exciting and rewarding to build or restore historic stone fences using the dry masonry methods of our forefathers. Participants will learn the nine essentials for building or restoring stone fences without use of mortar."

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

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Historic Stone Fence Workshop - near Alma

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