Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Walls

Presentator: Dr. Robert M. Thorson

Date: July 17, 2013

Time: 6:30-8:30 Pm

LOCATION: Classroom # 10 at the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Building, Main URI campus, 100 Flagg Rd

Due to the interest in the Stone Wall Building Class at Prescott Farm, we have invited Dr. Robert M. Thorson, a professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Connecticut, whose specialty is the origin and nature of land forms to give a PowerPoint lecture.  He will discuss the magnificent history in New England’s Stone Walls

“There once may have been 240,000 miles of stone walls in America’s northeast, more than the distance to the Moon.  They took three billion man hours to build.  And even through most of them are crumbling today, they contain within them a magnificent scientific and human story. Stone walls tell nothing less than the story of how New England was formed.  The stone wall is the key that links the natural history and human history of New England.”  (Quote taken from the book cover of Stone by Stone written by Robert M. Thorson)

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