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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Flint Hills, Kansas<br /> Originally made to mark boundaries and retain livestock, these stone fences built in the 1800's can last 200 years. A state statute of February 20, 1867 said a landowner would be paid 40 cents per rod (16.5 feet) to build and maintain a 4.5 foot tall stone fence. Its hard to imagine the hourly pay rate to build 40 cents worth of fence!!! I can't imagine that it would take any less than several days to collect and build that much…