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.

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.