9780738577333

Amherst

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738577333

  • ISBN10:

    0738577332

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-17
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

Established in 1811, Amherst has been actively engaged in the quarrying of high-quality sandstone since before the American Civil War. The products of the town's quarries have graced buildings and other structures in the United States and around the world. The promise of work at the quarries drew potential employees from the surrounding countryside, as well as from across the ocean, giving the community's population its diverse character. This photographic history presents the unique and fascinating story of Amherst, the self-described "Sandstone Center of the World."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Early Yearsp. 9
The Quarry Storyp. 25
Celebrations and Commemorationsp. 39
Amherst School Daysp. 51
Buildings of Amherstp. 65
Amherst Sandstone around the Worldp. 75
A New Erap. 93
Preserving the Past for the Futurep. 107
Bibliographyp. 127
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