Carved In Stone

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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Tales from an Old Timer

Tales from an Old Timer

- Apr 01, 2015

“Stones that are very large, and which cannot with ease be removed whole , may be blown to pieces with ...

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Battling Mother Nature to mine Barre ledge stone

Battling Mother Nature to mine Barre ledge...

- Mar 01, 2015

“There sits a stone-mason... His hammer, his chisels, his wedges, his shims or half-rounds, his iron spoon — I suspect ...

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There, the name is Barre

There, the name is Barre

- Jan 05, 2015

Sept. 3, 1793. “The combatants advanced upon each other, and soon Thompson, by a well-directed blow, brought his antagonist to the ...

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Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to...

- Dec 30, 2014

From towns built around the limestone and aggregate industries to the Santa Monica Pier’s concrete pilings, the journey comes to ...

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Tales of Route 66: The bones of a country

Tales of Route 66: The bones of a country

- Oct 01, 2014

Leaving Winslow, Ariz., we follow the same path described by Steinbeck, past Flagstaff and Williams (the Gateway to the Grand ...

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Carved In Stone

Carved In Stone

- Sep 01, 2014

Such a Fine Site to See… As Route 66 winds into Arizona, there are many mineralogical sites worth visiting.   At the end of the ...

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Route 66:  I love this stretch of road

Route 66: I love this stretch of road

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2014

As we travel along Route 66 near Grants, N.M., it’s time to revisit uranium mining.  By Bill Langer We depart Albuquerque and ...

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See the light on Route 66

See the light on Route 66

- Jul 01, 2014

By Bill Langer Along the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, be sure to watch for the light from a miner’s cabin. We leave ...

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