History of the White Picket Fence

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Etymologically, “picket” comes from the French verb “piquer” (to pierce), which explains the shape of the picket.
White picket fences are associated with the American identity. Not as if they are a part of the citizenship test, but white fences have been around since colonial times, when they used to symbolize wealth, and they kept standing even after the US gained their independence from Great Britain.
Population continued to grow and fences became more and more necessary to mark the claimed land. Picket fences are relatively simple to create and install, even for those who do not possess woodworking skills, so they become very popular. Using white paint was a way to make these fences more visible and cosmetically pleasing. What used to be a trend became a tradition.
Today, white picket fences are still a common sight especially in the suburbs, marking property boundaries, symbolizing safety as well as mobility. It is the most desirable type of fences due to various reasons:
– it is affordable and aesthetically pleasing
– it can be easily seen by day and by night
– it doesn’t block view toward the outside or the inside
– it is not a tall fence, but it still marks boundaries very well and keeps safely inside what must stay inside.
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