Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hallstead PA

Norman Muller writes:
Those cairns that Don Windsor found in Chenago Co, NY, remind me of some I saw in Hallstead, PA, which is probably not far from the site Don found. See attached.


theseventhgeneration said...

They are not too far apart...about 30 or 40 miles from Hallstead, and they are north/south of each other. Don mentioned that the Ludlow Creek cairns were built in a "spiral" fashion. One of them has a standing stone placed firmly in the top. The DEC officer called it a "sundial", Don said. However, Don also cautioned that it could not be a sundial because the thin edge was not north/south (it is more like east/west).

C. Moore said...

They do look very similar! I didn't see the possible sundial, but there are chest-high columnar cairns with niches, well-built stone walls (these seemed most likely historic to me, but I didn't see anything definitive), lots of amorphous piles, isolated wall segments, and a cluster of small, well stacked cairns with small niches.