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Stone Industry Photographs available in the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information Collection – Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
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Little, M. Ruth. “Afro-American Gravemakers in North Carolina,” Markers VI, pp. 102-134, Association for Gravestone Studies.
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Logan, William N. Preliminary Report on the Marls and Limestone of Mississippi. 1916. 82 pp.
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Lohman, S. W. The Geologic Story of Colorado National Monument. Colorado and Black Canyon Natural History Association, Grand Junction, 1965.
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Lowndes, William S. Building Stone – Foundations – Masonry. International Textbook Company, 1934. (Some of the relevant subjects covered are: Building Stone: varieties and qualities of stone; limestones, marble, serpentine, sandstones, bluestone, and slate; qualities of good stone; strength, weight, color, durability, and seasoning of stone; inspection and test; stone cutting and finishing, cutting stone by machine; saws, planers, lathes, polishers, and pneumatic tools; cutting stone by hand; finishing of stonework; carved stone work; foundations and footings, examples of footing: stepped footings, spread, "column," wall, combined, cantilever footings or foundations; waterproofing; stone masonry; classes of masonry; terms used; rubble masonry, ashlar, trimmings; lintels, sills, coping, columns and entablatures; stone steps and platforms; string-courses or belt courses; stone arches; special stone; handling and setting stone; shipping and handling cut stone; setting stones; strength, measurement and inspection of stone; strength of stone masonry; and measurement of stonework.)
Love, Jane M. Bibliography of Wyoming Geology, 1945-1949. Laramie, Geological Survey of Wyoming, 1973. 103 pp.
Lovering, T. S., and E. N. Goddard. Geology and Ore Deposits of the Front Range, Colorado. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 223, 1950. 319 pp. (A comprehensive study of mineral-bearing areas in the Front Range.)
Lowe, E. N. Geology and Mineral Resources of Mississippi. 1925. 140 pp. (Publication of the Mississippi Office of Geology.)
Lowe, E. N. Mississippi, Its Geology, Geography, Soils and Mineral Resources. 1915. 335 pp. (Publication of the Mississippi Office of Geology.)
Lowe, E. N. Mississippi, Its Geology, Geography, Soil and Mineral Resources. A revision with additions of Bulletin No. 12, 1919. 346 pp. (Publication of the Mississippi Office of Geology.)
Lowe, E. N. A Questionnaire on the Mineral Resources of Mississippi and the Work of the State Geological Survey. 1923. 32 pp. (Publication of the Mississippi Office of Geology.)
Lowe, E. N. Road-Making Materials of Mississippi. 1920. 139 pp. (Publication of the Mississippi Office of Geology.)
Lowe, W. B. The Heart of Northern Wales, as It Was and As It Is. 1912. (Note from The Slates of Wales, by F. J. North, 2nd ed., pub. by the National Museum of Wales and by the Press Board of the University of Wales, 1927: "Early use of slate in Conway, p. 201.")
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Luti, Vincent F. “Eighteenth Century Gravestone Carvers of the Narragansett Basin: John and James New,” in Markers XVI, Association for Gravestone Studies, 1999. (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, USA)
Luti, Vincent F. “Eighteenth Century Gravestone Carvers of the Upper Narragansett Basin: Gabriel Allen,” in Markers XX, Association for Gravestone Studies, 2003. (Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, USA)
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Luti, Vincent F. “John Anthony Angel and William Throop: Stonecutters of the Narragansett Basin,” Vincent F. Luti, in Jessie Lie Farber, ed., “Stonecutters and Their Works,” Markers IV, pp. 148-153, Association for Gravestone Studies. (Rhode Island, USA)
Luti, Vincent F. “Stonecarvers of the Narragansett Basin: Stephen and Charles Hartshorn of Providence,” Markers II, Association for Gravestone Studies, pp. 149-169, (Rhode Island, USA)
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