One of tens of thousands of abandoned fieldstone walls in New England. This one has a mix of stones, which is typical of local upland settings where the glacial till is far-travelled. A few of these stones are likely from Canada.


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Old cemeteries are frequently surrounded by stone walls. They convey a sense of deep time that is somehow reassuring.