Site of Thoreau's cabin, Spring 2001

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"My house was on the side of a hill, immediately on the edge of the larger wood, in the midst of a young forest of pitch pines and hickories, and half a dozen rods from the pond, to which a narrow footpath led down the hill." - Walden, chapter 4, "Sounds"

This view clearly shows the path, no longer narrow, from the cabin to the pond. The stone posts mark the position of the cabin, and the flat stone within the posts covers the remains of the chimney that was discovered in 1945.

Photo by Ernie Seckinger

We are looking back down at the pond again, from behind the cabin site. Let's take a closer look at the stones that mark the site. - Start of tour - Next

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