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Fort Kiesling?

June 1, 2012
The Journal

To the editor:

I see a log wall between the Kiesling House and the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown New Ulm. My first impression: This is a stockade wall because it is about eight feet high and has pointed tops. Why would there be a stockade wall here? This property was inside the barricades in 1862. I have seen drawings of stockade walls like this, but only around fur trade posts and forts. I doubt that this type of wall ever existed in New Ulm. Wouldn't a split-rail fence be more historically correct and more pleasing to the eye?

John LaBatte

New Ulm

 
 

 

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