Monday, June 18, 2012

Stone Wall Stories Week, #1 America's Stonehenge



Located at 105 Haverhill Road, North Salem, New Hampshire, American™ Stonehenge is the former Jonathan Pattee farm atop Mystery Hill. Before the Pattee family settled here in 1734, there was evidence that native people lived nearby. But the most interesting inhabitants of this area may have been an unknown megalithic society that constructed a 12 acre astronomical stone calendar and a complex of underground chambers.

Mystery Hill is open year round, even winter, when snow shoe trails are open and snowshoe rentals are available at the gift shop. No one knows who built the stone chambers and megalithic calendar, but after viewing the museum, video and Mystery Hill, you will have fun discussing the possibilities with your companions. It is especially fun to have children come up with possible theories for the artifacts found at America’s Stonehenge.

Did you know that there are over 350 megalithic sites in New England? I have visited several in my travels, including the stone chamber in Burlington, Mass, the Tower in Newport, Rhode Island, and the so called “Westford Knight” carving found in nearby Westford, Massachusetts. Some look like megalithic sites in England or Spain, and there are also subtle differences. Each visit brings up more questions than answers!

America’s Stonehenge website http://www.stonehengeusa.com/

A website about stone structures found in New England http://www.stonestructures.org

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Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

2 comments:

  1. I had no idea we had anything like this is the US. If I ever make it to the New England area,this is a must-see.

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  2. I've driven by this for years and have always wanted to stop. We always seem too eager to get home and don't make the effort. Maybe it's time to vist! Very interesting!

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