In Limestone Country (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

'A thoughtful and fine local geography. Scott Sanders, judging little and settling forth much, gives us texture and depth in southern Indiana, a place that's dressed a phenomenal number of the nation's enduring buildings.' -Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams and Of Wolves and Men

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807063354
ISBN-10: 0807063355
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 29th, 1991
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: Concord Library