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Griffith Penryn Quarry Museum Photo Tour
October 2010

Penryn, Placer County, California

The photographs in this section of our web site were taken in early October 2010 when my husband Pat and I accompanied the Sun City Lincoln Hills Gem & Mineral Society (Ron Clawson, Field Trip Leader) on a docent-led tour of the Penryn quarry and museum. For more information about the historical Griffith Penryn granite quarries, visit the “Placer County – Penryn” of our web site and the “Griffith Quarry Park and Museum” web site. Peggy B. Perazzo

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“From Granite to Grandeur”

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“Penryn granite used for the basement & foundation of the U.S. Branch Mint in San Francisco”

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“Griffith supplied fence posts, sills, curbing, and parts of the outside walls for the California State Capitol Building.”

“Courthouse in Stockton, which was completed a year after his death in 1890.”

Between 1874 and 1876 Griffith received large contracts to provide granite for the Mare Island dry dock project.

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Mare Island Dry Dock Project

“In 1887 he was able to secure contract for the San Joaquin County courthouse in Stockton, which was completed a year after his death in 1890.”

Use of Black Powder in the Griffith Penryn Quarry

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Displays inside the Penryn Quarry Museum

 

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“The Quarry Lives On”

Agrigultural lands in and around Penryn

Owen R. Owen, a Griffith quarryman, from Wales

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