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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

 

Stone Wall Presentation was Fantastic!


Kevin Gardner
Last night's presentation, Discovering Stone Walls of New England, was fantastic.  Kevin Gardner was an excellent speaker and a fount of knowledge.  Kevin discussed New Hampshire history as it relates to stone walls, the general history of stone walls, and the construction of stone walls--all while building a miniature stone wall in front of us.  The presentation concluded with a number of questions from the audience concerning stone wall maintenance, design, and history.  

Copies of Gardner's book, The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, were available for purchase.  (In case you're wondering, a "granite kiss" is having your fingers smashed between two stones.) Kevin quipped he wrote the book for two kinds of people: those who areinterested in building stone walls, and those who are not.  

Other books recommended by Gardner available through Interlibrary Loan:

Sermons in Stone: the Stone Walls of New England and New York by Susan Allport

Stone by Stone: the Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls by Robert Thorson

Stone in the Garden by Gordon Hayward

Good Fences: a Pictorial History of New England's Stone Walls by William Hubbell

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