In Limestone Country / Edition 1by Scott Russell Sanders
Pub. Date: 10/28/1991
Publisher: Beacon Press
From a patch of land in southern Indiana has come the stone for many of the country's most famous buildings, including the Washington Cathedral, the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, and Chicago's Tribune Tower. If you live anywhere within the lower forty-eight states you probably live within walking distance of library, bank, monument, church, house or skyscraper built with Indiana limestone. In Limestone Country is the story of the stone, from its geologic origins through its mining history to the present. Sanders records the folklore, the craft, the distinct culture that has grown up around Indiana limestone. Above all we hear the voices of those who have worked all their lives in the quarries and mills: "I oughn't be telling you all this" says a former cutter, "but its only the truth."
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