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jan 1, 1873 - Barbed Wire

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In 1873, a De Kalb, Illinois, farmer named Joseph Glidden submits an application to the U.S. Patent Office for his clever new design for a fencing wire with sharp barbs, an invention that will forever change the face of the American West. The fencing allowed to keep livestock in certain areas and predators away from said live stock.

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jan 1, 1873
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~ 146 years ago
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