The 250,000 miles of stone walls in New York and New England are an enduring testimony to the work ethic of 17th - 19th century subsistence farmers. Many of those farmers left their farms to work the flat, fertile, rock-free lands in the Mid-west. The abandoned New England fields ringed by stone walls were reclaimed by the forests. It is now common to find stone walls, stone foundations, and family cemeteries in the New England woods. Those long-forgotten features will be explored using old survey reports, diaries, maps, images, and John Delano’s personal accounts of his explorations of stone walls.