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1 Root Cellars in America: Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920 James E. Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2009 0981614132 1st Trade Paperback New n/a 6 x 9 inches 
For most people, the term “root cellar” evokes an image of a brick or stone masonry subterranean structure tunneled into a hillside. These classic root cellars are only one of a number of different types of structures used to preserve root crops, vegetables and fruits over the past 400 years. The other structures include subfloor pits, cooling pits, house cellars, barn cellars, field root pits & trenches, and root houses. Root Cellars in America provides a history of all the structures, discusses their design principles, and details how they were constructed. The text is accompanied by period illustrations from the agricultural literature along with archaeological photographs. 124 pp. 63 Illus. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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2 The Indians of the Winnipesaukee and Pemigewasset Valleys Mary A. Proctor
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2007 0971791074 Trade paperback New 5.5 x 8.5 inches 
Mary A. Proctor published The Indians of the Winnipesaukee and Pemigewasset Valleys in 1930 as a local history book for the Franklin, New Hampshire schools. The book focuses on culture, history, and language of the Native Americans who lived in New Hampshire. Proctor compiled her book from various 19th century histories, colonial records, and the accounts of early explorers. The book is best known for its information and illustrations of the “Proctor Collection.” The collection contains numerous artifacts her family salvaged during the construction of baseball fields at Odell Park in Franklin NH. At the core of the collection is the largest assemblage of carved stone pendants ever recovered in New England from a Native American site. In addition, there are photographs of a Native American fish weir, large mortar stone, petroglyph of a shad, and other significant artifacts. Fascimile reprint of 1930 edition. 67 pp. 17 illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 America's Stonehenge Deciphered Mary E. Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2006 097179104X Trade Paperback New 6 x 9 inches 
For the ancient Native Peoples, the place known to us as America's Stonehenge (Mystery Hill) was a sacred place. For 2500 years they came annually to hold ceremonies with the spirits. At first, they came on the summer solstice and then later they came for the winter solstice and spring equinox. They built ritual structures like stone chambers, cairns, drains, basins, enclosures, and standing stones as part of their ceremonial areas. As the ceremonies were altered and added to, new ceremonial structures were built to accommodate them. These structures were constructed for specific purposes, contained symbolism meaningful to their culture, and had distinct architectural styles. The result is an amazing archaeological record of the 2500 year cultural history of this sacred place. America’s Stonehenge Deciphered explores the purpose of these structures, the ceremonies held at them, and the meaning behind the symbolism built into them. It traces how these cultural beliefs were passed from generation to generation and how they were added to and altered to meet the changing needs of their culture. What emerges from this is a profound respect for the intelligence, sophistication, and the depth of their spiritual worldview, culture, and their expertise with building stone structures. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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4 A Guide to America's Stonehenge: A Sacred Ceremonial Site Mary E. Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2007 0971791066 1st pamphlet New 5.5 x 8.5 inches James E. Gage 
The America’s Stonehenge archaeological site is located in North Salem, NH. The site consists of a complex of stone chambers, standing stones, niches, carved drains, astronomical alignments and other man-made features. The site served as a major spiritual and ritual center for a group of ancient Native Americans. Construction began on the site some 3000 years ago and continued for the next 2500 years. This guide is a basic introduction to the major features and structures of the site. It is organized as a self-guided tour. 
Price: 4.95 USD
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5 Stories Carved in Stone: The Story of the Dummer Family, the Merrimac Valley Gravestone Carvers, and the Newbury Carved Stones, 1636-1735 Mary E. Gage & James E. Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2003 0971791015 First Edition Trade paperback NEW Mary E. Gage 
"Stories Carved in Stone: The Story of the Dummer Family, the Merrimac Valley Gravestone Carvers, and the Newbury Carved Stones,1636-1735" focuses on a remarkable collection of early American folk art found in Newbury, Massachusetts. This collection of folk art has been the subject of scholarly research, scientific curiosity, and even local folk lore. Yet, it has for the most part remained a mystery. Who were the artists? Who commissioned the works of art? When were they done? After seven years of exhaustive research, the authors have pieced together the answers to these three questions. This collection of art is composed of nine pieces carved into stone. Each piece in the collection was both a piece of art and a functional item. Four of the pieces were milestones that mark mileage between cities, four pieces were doorstones which served as formal steps into a house, and the ninth stone was a walkway stone protecting the people from getting their feet mired in mud. Milestones, doorstones, and walkway stones were common items in colonial New England. However, the nine stones found in Newbury are the only known examples in colonial America carved with folk art. Why Newbury, Massachusetts? What unusual circumstances gave rise to this exuberant outburst of artistic creativity? "Stories Carved in Stone"chronicles the history of these nine carved stones from three different perspectives. The first section delves into the first three generations of the Dummer family of Newbury. The Dummer family was responsible for commissioning the collection. The second section focuses on the artists who carved the stones. Five of the eight artists involved were rural gravestone carvers from Essex County. The third section discusses the artwork itself. It probes the meaning behind the artistic and geometric designs, where they came from, and the secret set of clues left by one of the gravestone carvers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 A Handbook of Stone Structures in Northeastern United States Mary E. Gage, James E. Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2008/2015 0981614108 Expanded 1st Paperback New 5 1/2 
This handbook is the first comprehensive field guide to both agricultural and Native American stone structures found throughout northeastern United States. These stone structures include stone cairns, chambers, standing stones, niches, enclosures, stone walls, foundations, wells, pedestal boulders, Manitou stones, and other structures. The handbook provides the means to identify, document, analyze, and interpret these structures. 316 pp. 254 Ill. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 The Stones of Dogtown & Beyond: Dogtown to Poole Hill Mary Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2012 0981614159 1st Trade Paperback New 6 x 9 inches 
In the heart of Cape Ann, Massachusetts is a high flat rocky ridge which stretches from Gloucester to Rockport. The area is crisscrossed with old roads and modern hiking trails. It is best known as the location of the abandoned village of “Dogtown” with its many ancient cellar holes and numerous inspirational sayings carved into the boulders by philanthropist Roger Babson in the 1930’s. The Stones of Dogtown and Beyond offers fresh insights into these well known landmarks and delves into forgotten aspects of the place’s history. This guide takes a fresh look at the well known carved sayings and house numbers and reveals the unique differences in style which distinguish one carver from another. It reveals evidence of a long standing Native American presence on Dogtown Commons which has remained hidden in plain sight. It explores two 19th century granite quarries and points out examples of other stone splitting activity along the roads and trails. It delves into the mystery of Turtle Mound, a large unusual stone cairn in the middle of the former Haskins estate grounds, which is out of character with the estate’s Victorian landscaping. The guide provides examples of all the subjects discussed, but it also offers each reader the opportunity to explore Dogtown and make their own discoveries. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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8 Milestones & Guideposts of Massachusetts and Southeastern New Hampshire Mary Gage James Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2014 0981614175 1st Trade Paperback New 8.5 x 11 
Across Massachusetts, roadsides are dotted with small stone markers giving the mileage to major cities. These ancient road signs called milestones aided travelers during the 1700’s and 1800’s as our road signs today do with their mileage and destination information. Although, these old milestones no longer serve a useful purpose in our modern age of highways, they continue to fascinate us. This fascination has led to the preservation by local communities of at least 129 milestones in Massachusetts and a number of milestones in New Hampshire. Milestones were for the most part commissioned by private citizens and made by local or itinerant stone carvers. With the exception of the turnpike milestones, no two milestones are alike. There are differences in the type of stone chosen, the wording, and the lettering styles of individual carvers. These differences give the milestones personality and character. This sense of character is one of the endearing aspects of these humble road signs that continues to draw us to them. Although some of the milestones like those around Boston and those along the famous Upper Post Road are well known, many are not. The authors have spent a number of years combing through old books and newspapers and traveling through the state in search of these local historical treasures. This book draws together all of their research in an effort to provide a comprehensive inventory of Massachusetts milestones. In addition, it includes milestones the authors have found in their travels through southeastern New Hampshire. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825 (Second Edition) Mary Gage and James Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2005 0-9717910-2-3 2nd Trade Paperback NEW 8 1/2 x 11 inches 
"The Art of Splitting Stone" is a detailed study of the history, tools, and methods used to split, hoist, and transport quarried stone in pre-industrial New England (1630-1825). It is an invaluable resource for historians, archaeologists, and stone masons interested in identifying, dating, or experimenting with early stone splitting and quarrying methods. The amateur researcher and avid outdoors person will find the book useful as a field guide to identifying split boulders and stone quarries abandoned in the woods. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Stories Carved in Stone Mary Gage and James Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2003 0971791015 Trade Paperback NEW 8 1/2 x 11 inches 
"Stories Carved in Stone: The Story of the Dummer Family, the Merrimac Valley Gravestone Carvers, and the Newbury Carved Stones,1636-1735" focuses on a remarkable collection of early American folk art found in Newbury, Massachusetts. This collection of folk art has been the subject of scholarly research, scientific curiosity, and even local folk lore. Yet, it has for the most part remained a mystery. Who were the artists? Who commissioned the works of art? When were they done? After seven years of exhaustive research, the authors have pieced together the answers to these three questions. This collection of art is composed of nine pieces carved into stone. Each piece in the collection was both a piece of art and a functional item. Four of the pieces were milestones that mark mileage between cities, four pieces were doorstones which served as formal steps into a house, and the ninth stone was a walkway stone protecting the people from getting their feet mired in mud. Milestones, doorstones, and walkway stones were common items in colonial New England. However, the nine stones found in Newbury are the only known examples in colonial America carved with folk art. Why Newbury, Massachusetts? What unusual circumstances gave rise to this exuberant outburst of artistic creativity? "Stories Carved in Stone"chronicles the history of these nine carved stones from three different perspectives. The first section delves into the first three generations of the Dummer family of Newbury. The Dummer family was responsible for commissioning the collection. The second section focuses on the artists who carved the stones. Five of the eight artists involved were rural gravestone carvers from Essex County. The third section discusses the artwork itself. It probes the meaning behind the artistic and geometric designs, where they came from, and the secret set of clues left by one of the gravestone carvers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 A Guide to New England Stone Structures: Stone Cairns, Stone Walls, Standing Stones, Chambers, Foundations, Wells, Culverts, Quarries and other Structures (2nd Edition) Mary Gage, James Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2016 0981614183 2nd Booklet New None 6 x 9 inches 
A Guide to New England Stone Structures is a basic field guide to identifying the many different types of stone structures found while hiking through the forest and conservation lands in New England. It covers historic structures, Native American structures, and quarries. Please note that all of the materials in the Guide are covered in greater depth in "Handbook of Stone Structures on Northeastern U.S." withe exception of the topics "town & state boundaries" and "farm roads." 56 pp. 85 illus. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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12 America's Stonehenge DVD Produced by James Gage
Amesbury, MA Powwow River Books 2007 DVD (NTSC) NEW 
This film reconstructs the 2500 year cultural history of the America's Stonehenge archaeological site located in North Salem, NH. The complex of stone chambers, standing stones, niches, and other stone structures at the site served as an important spiritual and ritual center for a group of ancient Native American people. For the Native Americans this place was sacred. Construction of this ritual complex began over 3,000 years ago and evolved through five major periods of construction and change until its final closure with the arrival of European colonists. The Native Americans left an extraordinary archaeological record of their ritual activities and spiritual beliefs. Author and independent researcher, Mary Gage, has meticulously researched this site for many years and has successfully reconstructed its cultural history. This film is based upon her book, "America's Stonehenge Deciphered" (2006). 40 minutes 
Price: 14.95 USD
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