Stoney Mason: A Vermont State Historic Treasure

Stoney Mason: A Vermont State Historic Treasure

*update: I’m sad to report that David “Stoney” Mason died at his home in Starksboro, VT on Thursday March 26, 2020. He will live on in the beautiful stone walls he built throughout Vermont.

For years I had heard stories about a Vermont Treasure named Stoney Mason who constructed hundreds of stone walls in Addison County, Vermont. This week I got to sit down and chat with this iconic American Legend.


  1. Elizabeth Pankewycz on October 6, 2022 at 9:03 am

    I love learning about people’s history and the influence their lives have had on the community. We have lived surrounded by stone walls in NH . I wish they came dated so you have some idea how long they have stood!

  2. Daniel Ivan Steadman on October 6, 2022 at 9:04 am


  3. Craig Smith on October 6, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Very cool.

  4. Kelley on October 6, 2022 at 9:23 am

    What shorts are you sporting? Thank you

  5. Rose Prairie Farm on October 6, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Loved all pictures and shared information. Thank you so much

  6. Kitty Jackson on October 6, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Loved this visit with Stoney Mason in Starksboro VT! I’m going up there very soon, myself!

  7. Thoughts In Passing on October 6, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Very informative and entertaining. I am new to your channel and I don’t understand or know the meaning of your title; ‘From She to Me’, what is the story behind that choice ?

  8. Michael R Cousino on October 6, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I remember the first time I me Stoney Mason. I was doing the plumbing on a house for a Middlebury College professor on Halpin Road back in the early 1980s and he was building a big retaining wall for their patio. He took me around to the lowers side and showed me an arched den he’d made. He said it was so the dog could sit in it and look out over the field. His work can be seen all over the valley. Many walls are so symmetrical, you’ll see a large base stone every eight feet or so and using flat stones Not Stoney’s walls, his are built from what’s available.
    Thank you
    Mike Cousino

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