Building Fences: Post Rock for Rock Fence Posts

A distinct lack of trees in north-central Kansas led homesteaders to mark their boundaries with limestone fence posts.

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Vonada family members and friends get together at the Vonada stone quarry, Sylvan Grove, Kan. From left, Damon Vonada; post rock artist Jane Meil; Derek, Janet and Jenna Vonada; stoneworker Dan Naegele; "Land of the Post Rock" co-auther Grace Muilenberg; and Duane Vonada. Also present is the family's 1920s-era John Deere gas engine.