Down here in NZ, Pickets were in produced in three versions, the most ornate being bought by the wealthy for their (usually) in Town Villas. My Parent's farmhouse was a Villa built in 1896, had the second level whilst the retirement Cottage of some Aunts, in a town had the basic picket top ^ . Then there was the square or flat-topped available, very common.
I guess you'd have to know the status of the Owners to differentiate just what Jeff is modelling.
Reading the information on file for the Dome Rock photo, I learned that
this was the Southern Pacific Railroad ! Fascinating, as I never knew the
"SP" stood for "Southern Pacific". Always good to learn something new.
Anyone know when the Southern Pacific operated this line ? Photo is dated
1920-1960. Must be closer to 1960. That looks like JFK's dog "Sprocket".
On a serious note, that is one helluva lot of picket fence for the C&S. Why ???
The telegraph line has yet to see the 1919 rebuild. Were the Dome Rock picnic
grounds still a big draw at that time, and the picket fence there to "pretty up" the