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Marble quarry, derricks and steam houses

Marble Quarry, derricks and steam houses Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Two tall anchor poles or derricks supported by guy ropes stand in a field. Each has a boom attached at the base of the pole. The boom is attached also by lines to a pulley block at the top of the derrick. Two small houses stand near, one with a chimney almost as tall as the derricks. These appear to house the steam hoists providing power to pull blocks from the quarry. They might also have powered the steam drills and mechanical channel tools, to cut through the larger blocks


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Joanne and Gary May

The number 1 is written on the lower right corner.

Collection Location:
Keedysville, MD.

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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