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I've never been (although I live within 15 minutes). It's on my list of things to do... Supposedly, it is similar to the British Stonehenge in that there are stones there and are believed to have been put there by ancient peoples. Also, it is a mystery as to why they are there and who actually put them there. Some locals say that it was "created" by the people that own the property (i.e., it's all a sham), but I will wait to see it myself to make that determination. I will update when I do :)
Written May 3, 2007
The creators of America's Stonehenge, like it's namesake in England, are unknown. Unlike Stonehenge in England, I didn't get the awed feeling of "Wow. How did these ancient people build this!?!" Rather, my impression was "Why did ancient people build this?" The stone structures of America's Stonehenge are a conglomeration of oddities. Conflicting with American History books, they are estimated at being 4,000 years old. (Yay to conflicting with America's history!!)
Some think there's proof of the existence of an ancient Celtic civilization. Others think it was built during colonial times. There are stone stuctures, including a flat stone thought to be a sacrifical table and an underground chamber where one can see the goings-on undetected. Your voice in the underground chamber can be heard by those standing near the sacrifce stone, perhaps a priest played the role of oracle during a sacrifice. There are also stone markers indicative of an astronomical observatory built by this unknown civilization. The stones don't quite line up anymore in this astronomical calendar, adding to the theory that this site is very old.
America's Stonehenge was also part of the underground railroad.
Written Dec 10, 2005
Address: 105 Haverhill Road Salem, NH 03073
The Bride and Groom are ready to leave but the driver is nowhere to be found. Is this a custom in Salem or a transportation tip???Wedding
Written Apr 17, 2003