Preparation for Workshop Project - Recreating the Dummerston, VT Stone Livestock Pound

Workshop Project: Recreating the Dummerston Stone Livestock Pound.

In October of 1796, Benjamin Alvord built a livestock pound for the town of Dummerston, Vermont. The size of the fence was 4 feet wide at the base and 6 feet in height.  Each of the four sides was 36 feet long. The site, in Dummerston Center, was near where the Historical Society building stands today but nothing remains of the original pound.

Many thanks to T.J. Mora and Jared Flynn for volunteering their time, skill and energy this past week to help ensure that the site is ready for the upcoming workshop! All we need now is some sunny dry weather!

Check the Great River Arts link for more information about the stone wall building workshop on 10/4 - 5, 2008.

Dan Snowart, stone, stoneworks