America’s Ancient Past: Part 2



While America is not famous for its ancient past, it does have some interesting prehistoric stone structures as we saw in Part 1. This week we will travel a little further east and north to New England, which is the home of two puzzling megalithic sites: America’s Stonehenge and Gungywamp.

America’s Stonehenge

America’s Stonehenge is an archaeological site located in Salem, New Hampshire. In 1937, an insurance executive named William Goodwin purchased this site and called it Mystery Hill. In 1956, Robert Stone became the new owner of this property. He turned it into a tourist attraction and renamed it America’s Stonehenge in 1982.

Travel writer Brad Olsen provides a detailed description of this site in “The Mysterious Stone Chambers of New England”:

On a hilltop in New Hampshire near the Massachusetts border are a series of low stone walls and cobbled rock chambers called America’s Stonehenge. The entire complex…

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