A reader from Holliston writes in:
Now, those manitou stones: am I just seeing manitou in every triangular, upright stone I come across? Or, are there that many? I've probably seen over 100 both large and small that all end up pointing to something bigger and better or pointing in the direction of a possible pathway, or else I'm imagining things. I have included a photo at the top of this e-mail, I hope it comes through OK. It's a view of a tall, approximately 6 feet, triangular stone that sits just in front of two gargantuan boulders with many splits and cracks in them. My question, among a multitude of others, is, how can one tell the difference between colonial quarrying and Native American splits? does anyone know how they went about splitting rocks, or did they just find them that way, or move two stone close to each other?