Gathering planned at 'America's Stonehenge' in NH
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A gathering to mark the Winter Solstice is taking place at what's called "America's Stonehenge" in Salem, N.H.
Solstice gatherings have taken place at the archaeological site made up of stone structures for years.
The site is opening early Friday. The actual solstice is at 6:12 a.m. and sunrise at 7:10 a.m.
A ceremony marking the occasion is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The origin and age of the made-made piles of stones and chambers is a mystery. Some people think they were built by early American Indians, others think they were built long before that. The stones are thought to be used as an astronomical calendar.