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View Easton's Historic Stone Walls

EASTON, Conn. -- Join Alan Goldbecker of the Aspetuck Land Trust for a hiking tour of Easton's stonewalls at the Poindexter Preserve.

Goldbecker will discuss where the building material came from and speculate why the stone walls were built back in the 1800s. At the preserve there are different varieties of stone walls, including double stone walls.

"The stone walls reflect the people who lived there," said Goldbecker. "The stone dam made a pond for the livestock during dry spells - it's an interesting property."

The hike will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 6. Poindexter Preserve, which spreads across 40 acres,  is located on Judd Road. Parking is available roadside on Judd Road between Maple Road and Knapp Street.

"People say the stone walls were to mark boundaries - but you don't have to create a structure to mark boundaries," said Goldbecker. "The stone walls were mostly to retain livestock."

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