One of my favorite things about living in Massachusetts is that every city and town has something unique to offer to the Commonwealth. Lexington and Concord were a part of the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Plymouth’s economy celebrates the Pilgrims and their first colony. Saugus has one of the oldest iron works in the nation. The town of Milford is home to one of the most productive quarries in the state, and the granite it has produced has become part of the Boston Public Library and Worcester City Hall.
This photo, taken in 1889, shows a team from Fletcher Granite transporting pieces of rock that will become a part of McKim building of the Boston Public Library. Quarries are located across the state, even in metropolitan areas like Quincy and Boston. Milford’s quarry is known for having large amounts of “Pink Granite” which is a strong, and popular, building material.
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Photo from Digital Commonwealth.