Carved In Stone

Learn the legend behind one of the world’s geologic wonders: the Glasshouse Mountains

Learn the legend behind one of the...

- Feb 01, 2016

“These hills…are remarkable for the singular form of their elevation, which very much resembles a glass house, and for this ...

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Škocjan Caves

Škocjan Caves

- Jan 23, 2016

During my career as a geologist, I have been fortunate to see some fascinating geology. This year, I would like ...

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Getting the story about Barre Granite straight from the source

Getting the story about Barre Granite...

- Dec 29, 2015

During this past year, I have quoted many people in my articles about Barre Granite. I unintentionally ignored the rocks, ...

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The women of Barre, Vt., earned a living as boardinghouse keepers as the men toiled away at the quarry

The women of Barre, Vt., earned a living as...

- Nov 10, 2015

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, hard-working men developed a booming granite industry in Barre, Vt., but we ...

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Silicosis was misdiagnosed as tuberculosis in the late 1800s, making treatment difficult

Silicosis was misdiagnosed as tuberculosis in...

- Oct 11, 2015

By 1892, Barre granite had become a premier stone for monuments, mausoleums, and gravestones. PneuRockmatic machinery was introduced to help ...

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Quarrying in the late 1800s was backbreaking work

Quarrying in the late 1800s was backbreaking...

- Aug 31, 2015

n a great number of cases, when the month’s pay comes to a single man, he settles his board ...

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Barre: The land of golden opportunity

Barre: The land of golden opportunity

- Aug 13, 2015

‘Readers of STONE have been told of the wondrous natural resources of mineral wealth which only await development all over ...

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From the quarry to the cemetery

From the quarry to the cemetery

- Jul 08, 2015

‘When our forefathers crossed the ocean and settled in this country, it was not long before the tombstone cutter made ...

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Paving Barre’s future

Paving Barre’s future

- Jun 08, 2015

‘The confusion…between hardness and toughness, has led to serious practical errors in the choice of materials for roads, inasmuch as ...

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In the 1800s, teamsters got an early lesson on the economics of transporting granite during the construction of Vermont’s second state house

In the 1800s, teamsters got an early lesson...

- May 01, 2015

“The walls of the exterior are of granite, which shews the architectural details to great advantage.” — Zaddock Thompson, 1842, ...

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