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Co-instructor Troy Headrick explains how stone walls are constructed. The wooden frame and strings help guide builders on the correct taper. Most double-faced walls will have an A shape. Photo by Jane Lindholm
Co-instructor Troy Headrick explains how stone walls are constructed. The wooden frame and strings help guide builders on the correct taper. Most double-faced walls will have an A shape. Photo by Jane Lindholm

Rebuilding old stone walls

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Old stone walls date back four centuries in the Northeast. They're the vestiges of old farm boundaries; sometimes still keeping sheep and cows from wandering too far. A number of states are considering legislation to preserve these wandering traces of history. As part of a collaboration with Northeast public radio stations, Jane Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio reports. (Northeast environmental coverage is part of the NPR Local News Initiative.)

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