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The Fence-Cutting Wars

In the mid 1800s, not many (non-native) Americans had ever been west of the Mississippi. The plains looked like a sea of grasses that moved “in swells after a great storm.” Massive herds of buffalo wandered the plains. It was truly the wild and unmanaged west, but it was all about to change, due, in large part, to one very simple invention that would come to be known as “the devil’s rope.” http://goo.gl/VTbc2K #Podcasts

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