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Root Cellars in America, 2E
Their History, Design and Construction 1609 - 1920

James E. Gage

For most people, the term “root cellar” evokes an image of a brick or stone masonry subterranean structure tunneled into a hillside. These classic root cellars are only one of a number of different types of structures used to preserve root crops, vegetables and fruits over the past 400 years. The other structures include subfloor pits, cooling pits, house cellars, barn cellars, field root pits & trenches, and root houses.


"Root Cellars in America" provides a history of all the structures, discusses their design principles, and details how they were constructed. The text is accompanied by period illustrations from the agricultural literature along with archaeological photographs. Over 80 illustrations

152 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 2012
Order Number: VAP268...........$12.75

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