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Boots on fence posts explained

Dear Editor,

Re: Kelly Cox photo, Page A-8, 6/21-22/02.

It is my understanding that the practice of putting boots on fence posts originated on the plains where wood was scarce and expensive. The idea was to keep water from seeping down into the wood and making the post rot out faster. By using old worn-out boots as a water shield, the post stayed drier and lasted longer.

People from other areas noted this, and started copying the practice.

Yours truly,

Judy Hughes

Glenwood Springs

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