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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

ISBN: 0981614159

Condition: New


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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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

ISBN: 0-9717910-2-3

Condition: NEW


"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