Yep, if that were the case, that lasso would be the Devil's rope. But that is not what this blog is about. This blog is about the barbed wire that was used to fence the west. There were a lot of different styles and I suppose they all were designed for a special use, but it got the nickname, Devil's Rope. Now, I don't know but I would guess that the open range cowboys gave it that name.
You sure wouldn't want to get tangled up in this:
I guess that everybody and their brother had their own idea of how barbed wire should be designed. Here is a sample of some of the wire used with the name and date listed:
This seems to the most common, at least of the ones I have seen up close:
The Devils Rope Barbed Wire Museum is the place to see all the old barbed wire fencing and its history. It is located in McLean, Texas and was officially opened in 1991. This is what it looks like:
If we are ever up in the panhandle area again, I would like to stop and see it. Now, don't any of you get tangled up in barbed wire but have a great day, you hear?