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In the quarry

In the quarry Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The quarry, as seen in this photograph, is a deep pit. In the distance are cornfields.

The scene shows much activity. Four men appear to be digging through the bank on the far side. In the center of the pit is a collection of blocks of marble which appear to be partially shaped. One long block shows the deep marks of a drill. Waterlines, timbers and hoses lie around the pit.

On the surface the base of the derrick stands close to the edge of the quarry. Held by a pulley attached to the boom is a slab of marble, suspended in front of what could be the steam building. A man holds what may be the guide line to move the block. A rail track with a block of marble or a car on a trolley leads a short distance to a place to load the marble onto a wagon.


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H. A. Zech

Joanne and Gary May

Collection Location:
Keedysville, Md.

Original Size:
19 x 24 cms

Quarries and quarrying, Maryland; Marble, Maryland; Washington County (Md.), history

Washington County (Md.), 1900-1950

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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