Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thomas Hastings and Troop 93 begin fencing at The Morrow Home Place

Thomas Hastings is now leading scouts from Troop 93 from Collinsville, Ok, through another Eagle Scout project as they begin replacing The Morrow Home Place fencing, re-creating the fence as it was in the 1940's and 1950's. 

Hastings is the fourth member of Troop 93 to take on a project of service at the national historic site. 

Cannon Vogel lead the troop in the complicated project of refurbishing and restoring the smokehouse joined by Logan Patterson who rebuilt the porch and added finishing touches.  Tyler Cox reclaimed and fenced the original family "lady's" garden so it is ready for planting and Corey Bolger prepared the site for the national monument to be positioned. 

Hastings and his team began the work of removing the old fencing and placing posts for new fencing today. 

Hastings is working with Dr. Kathleen Morrow, granddaughter of the Morrow family who resided in the home from 1912 to present to select fencing that would be representative of the fencing used throughout the years.  The fences changed during the years and Hastings will make a selection that is similar to the type, materials and application used at The Home Place during those years.

Pictures show various types of fencing.  Accuracy of dating is determined by documentation, vehicle identification and family stories and identification  Pictured is Dr. Morrow in 1951 at her parent's home located on the east side of The Home Place in 1951.  She was approximately 3 years of age. In the background is a 1949 Chevrolet.   

Hastings and the troop will  be completing the project this fall. 

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