Thursday, October 05, 2006

Early History of the Miner Farm: Preliminary Report

by Jim P I have completed a preliminary report concerning the early history of the Miner Farm. I'm taking a trip to Rhode Island next week where I will be gathering even more information. I thought the blog would be interested in reading the preliminary report. There is an explanation of the topographical map seen above in the document. It is in PDF format.

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4 comments :

pwax said...

That looks like wonderful topography for rock piles.

JimP said...

Like many places in New England, there were very few trees in that valley prior to the late 1800's. In fact, there is an old document Bob Miner has from 1880 that says the valley was completely devoid of timber. So, until the last 125 years, one would've had a clear view from X to X.

And rock piles there are -- many, many rock piles.

Tim MacSweeney said...

Very nice article...

James Gage said...

I had the opportunity to visit the site in September. I would place a conservative estimate of at least 200 cairn features (including features referred to on this blog as "rock-on-rock") on the 61 acres which composes the current Miner Farm an unkown # of acres of an adjacent parcel owned by another member of the Miner family. In addition, there are cairns visible from Tomaquag road on other properties in valley.

James Gage
www.StoneStructures.org