Flesh and Stone
Flesh and Stone

Flesh and Stone

Stony Creek and the Age of Granite

Edited by Deborah Deford

HISTORY

202 Pages, 11 1/2 x 11 1/2

Cloth, $50.00 (US $50.00) (CA $75.00)

Publication Date: September 2001

ISBN 9780918172297

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Sep 2001)

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Overview

The human stories behind the beautiful stone used in America's most famous landmarks

The exquisite pink granite quarried at Stony Creek, Connecticut, has found its way into many of America’s greatest landmarks. The physical and social history of this unique natural resource is traced from a small coastal village to the grand monuments of the 19th century, reflecting the growing forces of immigration, labor, and evolving technology. Historic photographs evoke the hard-working community of Italians, English, Irish, Swedes, and Finns who mixed their languages and cultures into a uniquely American experience.

Author Biography

Deborah Deford is a recipient of the American Antiquarian Society Fellowship for historical research. She lives in Stony Creek, Connecticut.