To the editor:
I see a log wall between the Kiesling House and the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown New Ulm. My first impression: This is a stockade wall because it is about eight feet high and has pointed tops. Why would there be a stockade wall here? This property was inside the barricades in 1862. I have seen drawings of stockade walls like this, but only around fur trade posts and forts. I doubt that this type of wall ever existed in New Ulm. Wouldn't a split-rail fence be more historically correct and more pleasing to the eye?