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Salem in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Three Sisters Garden

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 2, 2019
1. Three Sisters Garden Marker
Inscription.  Long before the arrival of European methods of farming, the indigenous peoples of the region practiced an agricultural technique known as the Three Sisters. Codified into the native oral tradition, this practice of planting corn, beans, and squash together in mounds of dirt predates the similar European practice of crop rotation. Because the plants nurture and shelter each other (with corn providing support, beans nitrogenizing the soil, and squash shielding the roots), the natives recognized these plants as interdependent. Like three sisters, they were understood to be strongest when together.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryNative Americans.
 
Location. 42° 50.55′ N, 71° 12.433′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Haverhill Road just north of Christine Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Haverhill Rd, Salem NH 03079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Native American Dugout Canoe (a few steps from this marker); Native American Wigwam
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By TeamOHE, June 2, 2019
2. Three Sisters Garden Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); America's Stonehenge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pattee Area (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Stevens Memorial Hall (approx. 8.3 miles away); Chester American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Chester Congregational Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Three Sisters Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 2, 2019
3. Three Sisters Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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