California Agriculture in the Classroom

Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire

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Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire

Life in the American West was reshaped by a series of patents for a simple tool that helped ranchers tame the land: barbed wire. Learn why this tool was important and impactful in the history of the United States as well as in cattle ranching.

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