Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Stone Quarry

Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Stone Quarry (HM24DI)

Location: , X Región
Country: Chile
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N 41° 56.551', W 73° 0.372'

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A Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve

The residents of the Lighthouse community were able to supply
many of their needs here on Ragged Mountain. You saw how the
foundations of some of their homes were constructed with stone; the
people of the Lighthouse quarried some of that stone right here. The
two large boulders you see before you were once a single stone.
They were broken apart by a traditional quarry method:
Using a steel rod, a mallet, and a lot of muscle power, a series of
holes were drilled along the surface of the stone approximately ten
inches apart along a straight line.
After several were drilled, iron wedges were placed in the holes
and, after some more hammering, cracks developed between the
holes and, finally, the rocks cleaved in two.
Walk over to the large boulders and you'll be able to see the remnants
of quarry holes. Imagine the labor expended to make all of the
foundation stones needed for the Lighthouse village homes.
HM NumberHM24DI
Placed ByBarkhamsted Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18G E 665273 N 5354683
Decimal Degrees-41.94251667, -73.00620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 56.551', W 73° 0.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 56' 33.06" N, 73° 0' 22.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, X Región , CL
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