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From Quarry to Cemetery Stone

Transporting Stone from the Quarry to Stone Mills, Sheds, & Shops


Transporting Stone by Rail

Hauling Marble 9300 Feet Above Sea Level on wagons pulled by a tractor, Marble Colorado

Hauling Marble 9300 Feet Above Sea Level on wagons pulled by a tractor, Marble Colorado

Load of Marble Leaving Quarry on rail cars, Marble, Colorado

Load of Marble Leaving Quarry on rail cars, Marble, Colorado

Transporting blocks of sandstone by railroad in Minnesota

Transporting blocks of sandstone by railroad in Minnesota

A train-load of Georgia marble, from the works of the Blue Ridge Marble Co., Nelson, Georgia (A Preliminary Report on the Marbles of Georgia, 1907)

A train-load of Georgia marble, from the works of the Blue Ridge Marble Co., Nelson, Georgia (A Preliminary Report on the Marbles of Georgia, 1907)

Shipping 33-foot limestone columns of Bedford, Indiana, limestone by railroad (postcard photo)

Shipping 33-foot limestone columns of Bedford, Indiana, limestone by railroad (postcard photo)

Stone transported by quarry train, Hardwick & Woodbury Railroad, Hardwick, Vermont (postcard photo)

Stone transported by quarry train, Hardwick & Woodbury Railroad, Hardwick, Vermont (postcard photo)

Blocks of stone being transported on Portland Quarry Railway, Portland, England (postcard photo)

Blocks of stone being transported on Portland Quarry Railway, Portland, England (postcard photo)

A Quarry Train on the Hill, Barre, Vermont (from “The Granite Industry,” in the Inter-State Journal, 1902)

A Quarry Train on the Hill, Barre, Vermont (from “The Granite Industry,” in the Inter-State Journal, 1902)

Largest hamblet spire cut in Barre, Vermont, transported by railroad (postcard photo)

Largest hamblet spire cut in Barre, Vermont, transported by railroad (postcard photo)


Transporting Stone by Boats & Ships

Avenza, the port of Carrara, Italy, whence the marble blocks are shipped to all parts of the world (from “A Marble World,” Pearson’s Magazine, 1903)

Avenza, the port of Carrara, Italy, whence the marble blocks are shipped to all parts of the world (from “A Marble World,” Pearson’s Magazine, 1903)

Transporting blocks of marble by boat in Italy

Transporting blocks of marble by boat in Italy

Marble blocks on Alaskan dock awaiting shipping, circa 1910 (postcard photograph)

Marble blocks on Alaskan dock awaiting shipping, circa 1910 (postcard photograph)

Wharf and water front of Vermont Marble Co.’s property, Tokeen, Alaska. View shows derrick moving blocks of marble

Wharf and water front of Vermont Marble Co.’s property, Tokeen, Alaska. View shows derrick moving blocks of marble. The pile of rock in the water at the right of the wharf is waste marble.

Loading a Vessel at the Dock on a small sailing boat in Portland, Connecticut

Loading a Vessel at the Dock on a small sailing boat in Portland, Connecticut

Unloading Stone from a Steamer at the Port of San Francisco, California

Unloading Stone from a Steamer at the Port of San Francisco, California


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