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Stone Walls of New Hampshire

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments · City Library, Events, Local History, Main Branch

Stone Walls of New Hampshire

Town Pound in Gilmanton

There’s a drama in the woods of New England and New Hampshire that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world: stone walls criss-crossing the landscape among 60 to 100 foot trees. Stone walls tell us about New England’s geography. They also tell the history of a region whose economy depended heavily on agriculture well into the nineteenth century. Stone walls are unique and the stone size and shape, mineral composition, marks and construction tell a lot about their history and purpose. Come learn about these unique features in our landscape and how you can follow their clues to determine something about the history and use of individual walls.

Join us on Monday, October 18th at 7:00 PM for a slideshow and discussion about old stone walls of New Hampshire. Call Yvonne at 624-6550 (extension 320) for more information. Registration encouraged.

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