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Old 09-19-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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In the article from the historical society there is a reference to an Indian Cove.

"At the height of the Algonquian Indian life in central New Hampshire, the village of Aquedoctan, of the Winnipesaukee branch of the Southern fringe of the Abnaki Tribes Confederacy, was the largest village in the Northeast; and it covered the shore of what is now Lake Paugus from below Indian Cove up the Weirs Channel and along the Weirs Beach area to the foot of Brickyard Mt. Little is recorded of this great community since its discovery about 1632, and less is passed down by word of mouth. We do know that this was a fishing and assembly hamlet of the Woodland People, utilizing the Winnipesaukee Channel as the prime place to annually install sapling-and-branch "fish-weirs" to trap the shad run, hence the name Weirs. At the foot of Brickyard Mt. the Indians mined good clay for pottery production (one of the few such enterprises in Northern New England). A large hollowed rock, still on the hillside at the Weirs Beach, was used as a corn-mill mortar. Their "council" rock lies in the woods at the top of the hill. The boulder with a concave spot on Stone Dam Is. came into use as the place to heat pitch for the birch-bark canoe manufacture and repair. Maple sugar was produced from the abundant maples, and sweet "sliver" from the virgin pines provided a toothsome snack. It is not likely that many garden plants were grown."

Does anyone know if Pickerel Cove or Moultons Cove on Paugus Bay has ever been referred to as "Indian Cove".? My son found a stone tool know as a plummet along that area. According to what I have reseached it was used any where from 8000- 2700 years ago.
It is kind of wild to know that this was something that was used about 4500 years before the pyramids were built.
Has anyone else found anything of interest in that area?
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