Old stone walls and colonial homes are parts of American history I enjoy. This weekend my wife and I did some walking in an area of Connecticut that had both. Its in an area that also has a trout stream that was on a list of streams to fish. We drove to the stream on Saturday, parked the car and were soon into the woods and fields along the water. We came upon a stone wall that had been there for a long time, broken down and moss covered. While standing there gazing, thoughts of why it was constructed in the first place went through my mind. Was it for property lines, for keeping in livestock, perhaps a garden, or was it for what I like to belive a line of defense during the American Revolution. Later in the day the age of the wall was revealed, by the sight of an old colonial saltbox home.So its possible the stone wall was used for all of the above.