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The Fence tradition began in 1923 when the senior class painted a soon-to-be-demolished wooden fence to advertise a party. Destruction was postponed, and the Fence is now perhaps the most recognizable and beloved part of Tartan school spirit. With an 89-year history that includes such events as reconstruction after collapse, wedding proposals, and vandalization, the Fence has been through a lot. Here are a few facts about the Fence that you may not have known:

4: The current difference in inches between the height of the first post and that of the last post
64: The current average circumference in inches of the Fence’s posts
6: The world-record-setting thickness of the paint of the original Fence, in inches
20: The approximate diameter in inches of the Fence’s six caps

Sources: CarnegieMellonU YouTube Channel and telegraph.co.uk