Quarrying Granite in Westerly

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Title

Quarrying Granite in Westerly

Subject

Description

Image of the quarrying of granite in Westerly, R.I. The former granite mining and the stone-cutting industry is historically important in Westerly. Its quarries produced blue granite, in addition to pinks and reds. The Smith Granite Company, which employed many granite cutting craftsmen, was one of the town's major employers until the quarries stopped operating in the 1950s. Hundreds of examples of their work can be seen in the battlefields of Gettysburg and in city squares, municipal buildings, cemeteries throughout the United States, and even the Georgia State Capitol.

See also:
Westerly Town Charter (certified copy), November 5, 1968

Rhode Island: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites by Gary Kulik and Julia C. Bonham, 1978

Creator

Howard W. Preston

Source

C#858

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1923

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

photo

Citation

Howard W. Preston, "Quarrying Granite in Westerly," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #726, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/726 (accessed November 23, 2017).