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Root Cellars in America: Their History, Design and Construction 1609-1920 (3rd Edition)

By: James E. Gage

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2018

Edition: 3rd

Seller ID: P0016


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... View more info

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A Guide to America's Stonehenge: A Sacred Ceremonial Site

By: Mary E. Gage

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2007

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: P00015


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 structu... View more info

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America's Stonehenge Deciphered

By: Mary E. Gage

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2006

Seller ID: P004


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 add... View more info

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Stories Carved in Stone: The Story of the Dummer Family, the Merrimac Valley Gravestone Carvers, and the Newbury Carved Stones, 1636-1735

By: Mary E. Gage & James E. Gage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: P0002


"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... View more info

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A Handbook of Stone Structures in Northeastern United States [BACK ORDERED]

By: Mary E. Gage, James E. Gage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2008/2015

Edition: Expanded 1st

Seller ID: P2008


BACKORDERED 4/22/2018 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. View more info

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The Stones of Dogtown & Beyond: Dogtown to Poole Hill

By: Mary Gage

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2012

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: PW010


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 l... View more info

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Milestones & Guideposts of Massachusetts and Southeastern New Hampshire

By: Mary Gage James Gage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2014

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: PW014


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... View more info

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Land of a Thousand Cairns: Revival of Old-Style Ceremonies

By: Mary Gage and James Gage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: March 31, 2017

Seller ID: PW015


From the time of the American Revolution to the end of the 19th century, Lawton Foster Road in Hopkinton, Rhode Island was home to a small rural community. A few families eked out a living on the rocky poor soils through growing corn, rye, potatoes, apples, small scale sheep farming, and timber harvesting. Today, the land has reforested and much of it has become wildlife conservation property. These lands harbor a big mystery. Over 1500 stone structures have been fou... View more info

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The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825 (Second Edition)

By: Mary Gage and James Gage

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2005

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: P0003


"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 bould... View more info

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Stories Carved in Stone

By: Mary Gage and James Gage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2003

Seller ID: P0006


"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... View more info

Image for A Guide to New England Stone Structures: Stone Cairns, Stone Walls, Standing Stones, Chambers, Foundations, Wells, Culverts, Quarries and other Structures (2nd Edition)

A Guide to New England Stone Structures: Stone Cairns, Stone Walls, Standing Stones, Chambers, Foundations, Wells, Culverts, Quarries and other Structures (2nd Edition)

By: Mary Gage, James Gage

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2016

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: P0009


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 "far... View more info

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America's Stonehenge DVD

By: Produced by James Gage and Mary Gage

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Amesbury, MA, Powwow River Books: 2007

Seller ID: P00011


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... View more info