In the late 1950's Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite...

In the late 1950's Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite... (HM1JHN)

Location: Barre, VT 05654 Washington County
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N 44° 9.307', W 72° 29.495'

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In the late 1950's Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite for use in commercial bowling alleys. Although a few such alleys were created, the concept never caught on. This prototype was used for many years by employees and visitors alike, but then was neglected and fell into disrepair. We have restored the old lane, with a few exceptions. We left the gutters as they are to demonstrate how the reinforced concrete has weathered, while the granite alley is virtually untouched by the passing years. There is no automation here. Step back in time with your family to an era when "pin boys" reset pins and returned balls. Take turns as the designated "pin person" and have a ball.
Placed ByRock of Ages Granite Quarry
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Date Added Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 700587 N 4892161
Decimal Degrees44.15511667, -72.49158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 9.307', W 72° 29.495'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 9' 18.42" N, 72° 29' 29.7" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 580-600 Graniteville Rd, Barre VT 05654, US
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