Wednesday, August 24, 2011

* Unending Wall

The low stone walls that crisscross the forests of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and upstate New York reveal that humans once stakes boundaries here.  An 1871 fencing census, writes Connecticut geologist Robert Thorson, showed at least 240,000 miles of handmade stone walls east of the Hudson River --- enough to reach the moon.
(p. 146)

The World Without Us

Alan Weisman

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