Join Tin Mountain Teacher Naturalist Carol Foord as she leads an exploration of the history and geology of Redstone Quarry, one of the most sophisticated stone cutting operations of the past century at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center Family Program “Geology of Redstone Quarry” is Saturday, October 6 from 9:30 AM through noon and is designed for the entire family. Carol designed this program to be of interest to both adult and child.
Monolithic polished granite columns, skeletal iron rails and remnants of machinery litter the forest floor beneath exposed slopping granite resounding times past. Carol will describe Redstone in its hey-day in 1889, when over 300 men were employed at Redstone Quarry, shipping six to nine railroad cars of rough granite daily. Huge slabs of red, pink, or green granite were shipped via railroad, whose cars which were covered by an Insurance Partnership went directly into the quarry for loading. Redstone granite can still be found in the structures of many old station buildings as well as monuments, railway bridges, and paving and curbing.
Bring water and snack, and wear sturdy shoes for a moderate hike. Participants will meet at Hemlock Lane Cul-de-Sac. Reservations are requested, space is limited. Call now at 603-447-6991 to make reservations.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Family Programs are generously sponsored by the Gibson/Woodbury and Goldberg Charitable Foundations. $5 per family are greatly appreciated.