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LS00768_000
Cedar Mtn. Slate Quarry Lake Bomoseen

Title:
Cedar Mtn. Slate Quarry Lake Bomoseen
Town:
Hubbardton
County:
Rutland
State:
Vermont
Date:
1907 - 1915
Description:
The historic, handcolored postcard shows Lake Bomoseen in the foreground and the quarry on a hill on the far side of the lake. There are several buildings, one with a tall smoke stack, along the shoreline. There is an open rock face being excavated on the right side of the hill. There are numerous derricks at the quarry. This is summer; note that the clouds have been painted in. Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2005-2-4: According to Hamilton Child's Gazetteer & Business Directory for Rutland County c.1882 this slate quarry was built in West Castleton on the west side of Lake Bomoseen in 1852. It was originally established as the West Castleton R.R. & Slate Company. Later it had several different names (But not the one shown on the postcard). At the time Childs was writing it was known as Lake Shore Slate Company. He said the quarries were worked to the depth of 100 feet, the mill was 120x60 feet, operated by water power & employed 60 men. The slate was manufactured into billiard table beds, mantels, etc. to the value of $40,000. At that time of Childs, Castleton had 7 other slate quarries.
Filename:
LS00768_000.jpg
Size:
1594 x 918 pixels; 866706 bytes
Original Filename:
705CEDARMTN.JPG
Keywords:
Quarries and quarrying; Buildings; Chimneys; Conifers; Cranes,derricks,etc.; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Earth Materials; Earthwork; Forests and Plants; Geology; Hills; Historic mines; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Industrial buildings; Lakes; Landforms; Littoral plants; Living Things; Machinery; Mines and mineral resources; Nature; Outcrops (Geology); Plants; Rock excavation; Rocks; Rocks,Sedimentary; Season; Slate; Slate industry; Summer; Time; Trees; Work; Mining_&_Quarries; Shorelines
Source:
Private Collection
Submitted By:
Jens Hilke
Submitted On:
2004-01-09
Original Media:
Postcard
Relative Dating Rationale:
Postcard
Times viewed:
14897
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