The split rail fence surrounding Our Lady of Refuge, the La Honda Catholic Church, was built in 1948 or 1949. With the help of some baling wire and a few repairs over the years, it still stands.
I was wondering where they cut the trees for this fence- perhaps redwood saplings growing on the church property itself - when I noticed this section: Split telephone poles! If you know anything about La Honda, you might not assume that those telephone poles were lawfully obtained. This being a church, however, I will assume they used honorable means.
I'm a wood salvager myself, so it warms my heart to see salvaged wood used in this fence - and still standing after 60 years.