Preservation: Surrender Site

Good Fences

 

A new fence is a return to the past at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona.

In the 1930s, museum founder and namesake Sharlot Hall built a stockade fence around the grounds—get this—to stop bootleggers from hauling their products across museum land.

The fence was taken down in 1954. Since then, the facility has been wide open. Unfortunately, some visitors have taken advantage of this to avoid paying the $5 admission; officials estimate they lose about $7,000 a year. Museum officials believe the fence will pay for itself in about four years.

928-445-3122 – Sharlot.org

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