“It is through the generosity of prescient donors like Ms.Epstein and her family that The Trustees can help to preserve irreplaceable historic and archaeologically significant Massachusetts landscapes like the Brickyard for everyone, forever,” said Barbara Erickson, TTOR president and CEO. Epstein contributed ,000 to The Trustees in 2005 to establish a start-up endowment for the preservation of the Brickyard.The first documented Zika infection in the continental Western Hemisphere was in Brazil in May 2015.The Brazilian health ministry estimated in February 2016 that 500,000 to 1.5 million Brazilians were carrying the virus in a population of just more than 200 million.The site is historically significant, having served as the first commercial brickyard in New England, in operation from 1642 throughout the late 1800s, according to a TTOR press release.The clay deposits on the property are among the oldest soil found in the northeast, dating back 140 million years.Besides mosquito bites and transmission from mother to fetus, Zika can be transmitted by unprotected sex with an infected male and, potentially, through the blood supply.
The property is inaccessible to the public from North Road. Epstein, a long-time resident whose family ties to the Island goes back generations, died in 2010.
These tiny 1650 year old beads, some only 2 mm in diameter, are believed to be the first wampum.
The use of wampum was the glue that held the IFederation together.
The earliest temple was built in the late Sui Dynasty and has a history of hundreds of years.
Visitors can stroll from one temple to another, enjoying the beautiful scenery and admiring the arbor and rare ancient trees.