Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inside the Quarry

In a 1977 book on Pownal, Vermont, I learned that the quarry is known as the "lime quarry" since the limestone was removed to be turned into lime. Small carts on rails were used to transport the limestone over a small trestle that crossed the nearby road to the lime factory. I am still trying to find out when the quarry was active. One photo shows workmen with a horse and wagon. The quarry unfortunately was the scene of a fatal leap "a few years" before 1977.

No comments: