Title:
Woodbury Granite Quarries
Town:
Woodbury
County:
Washington
State:
Vermont
Date:
1886
Description:
Photo shows workers, horses, and the derrick below the cut face of granite clearly showing joints parallel to the hill slope. The derrick is in the process of moving a block of granite, presumably to one of the wagons. There are a few trees, mostly conifers in the distance. There is an ox team on the left and a pair of horse teams with wagons in the center. Evidence of erosion can be seen in small rills or gullies on the short slope in front of the ox team. A couple workers to the left swing sledge hammers above a granite block. There are large angular blocks on the ground. The back of this photo indicated the image is from Woodbury. The Woodbury Granite Company moved its operations to Hardwick, VT some time during its history. This photo may be from when the organization was still in Woodbury.
Filename:
LS02259_000.jpg
Size:
2065 x 1169 pixels; 1259483 bytes
Original Filename:
Quarry36.JPG
Keywords:
Business; Horse; Mining; People; Quarries and quarrying; Animals; Cattle; Conifers; Cranes,derricks,etc.; Culture; Draft Horses; Earth Materials; Earthwork; Erosion; Forests and Plants; Geology; Granite; Granite industry and trade; Hills; Horses; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landforms; Living Things; Machinery; Men; Mines and mineral resources; Nature; Outcrops (Geology); Oxen; People; Rock excavation; Rocks; Rocks,Igneous; Soil erosion; Surface Processes; Transportation; Trees; Wagons; Work;
Source:
Vermont Historical Society
Submitted By:
Jens Hilke
Submitted On:
2004-04-21
Original Media:
Photograph
Times viewed:
3992
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