Guy Selling Rusty Fence on Craigslist Claims It Was Owned by Barry Goldwater

It's not exactly JFK's rocking chair, but there's some alleged historical political memorabilia -- or something like it -- for sale on Craigslist.

Some guy says he's moving, so he's got to sell some portions of a rusty old fence he claims was owned by late U.S. Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

The seller didn't really include any information about Goldwater's alleged ownership of the fence -- except claiming that it was "custom made" for him -- and he hasn't responded to an e-mail questioning the authenticity.

One of the late Senator's sons, former Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr., tells New Times he doesn't know if the fence belonged to his father. Honestly, we don't blame him for not knowing, and we're not exactly sure why we expected he might know.

However, if you take a look at old photos of the Goldwater household, it looks like it might be the fencing that encased the plants (it's advertised as being 27 inches high).



Anyway, buyer beware on the Goldwater fence. Click here for the ad.

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