Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Just Ducky and a Puzzle

First the poor ducky. What would possess someone to keep a duck, all by itself, in a dog crate, in their front yard? This duck lives alone on Main Street. I don't get it. Why?




















And now the puzzle. Can't you solve it? What is this? Located at the top of Summit Avenue on Poole's Hill. This is now on town property. There was a large house located nearby at the turn of the century. Gee, now I have to say around 1900 (rather than the last turn)! The property was given to the town (I don't know when). It became the Leander Haskins Hospital. When the hospital closed, the buildings were demolished. The largest "mound" of granite rocks is about 7 feet tall. I have asked many longtime and life long residents. I have asked at the historic society. Some folks didn't even know these existed. Any ideas?

6 comments:

dickiebo said...

If there is any history to this site, then I guess that they buried a giant there, and put the stones on top so as to keep animals away!
Yes? Am I right?

deb said...

A giant and his wife? Thus the smaller pile.

We have thought of mass burials! Certainly that would have been known in town, though. Also part of the foundation of the house was made of stone and I thought they may have kept those when the house/hospital was demolished. But why? and why stack them in such a fashion? Just as a curiosity? I wonder that there would be that many other people like me doing something so involved and weird just to make future generations wonder.

Elizabeth said...

(Lost my first comment, but probably my fault...) I was going to say that I always speculated that the circus came to town, their elephants died, and they buried them there... ;-)

deb said...

I love that answer! Really and truly! And dickiebo was close, just a bit confused...they kept the animals in, not out, and they were giants after all!

Al from Plymouth said...

This is a giant turtle out of stones. According to the "keepers" of the site, it is very very old - pre-dates American Indians. The blogger mentioned the location as "Poole's Hill" I would check with that family, that's who told me about it when I was there in the 90's.

deb said...

Per the recorded history of the site, the stone mounds did not exist until Leander Haskins built his home on the hill in the mid 1890s. Locals like to 'speculate' and some very tall tales exist. The property is maintained by the town.