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The History and Structure of Stone Walls
Brooks Memorial Library
New England has thousands of miles of stone walls. Author and builder Kevin Gardner discusses the history of stone walls and how they became a significant element of our landscape, all while building a miniature New England wall in the library.
Underwriter: Trow & Holden Company
For more information
- Historical overview and crowd-sourced maps of NH stone walls
- Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall,” possibly the most famous work of literature about stone walls
- Try it yourself! The Stone Trust offers workshops throughout the year for anyone who wants to learn to build a stone wall, from beginners to pros.