The White Stone Men

Update item information
Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL

Page Metadata

Title The White Stone Men
Description 1882 the first stone was shipped to Elias Morris, a dealer in stone in Salt Lake City. George P. Billings was paid 330 for the quarry work and $20 for hauling the stone to Wales to be put on a railroad car.3 Mr. Morris paid $116 in Mr. Parry's account book. They ranged from 157 cubic feet to 257 cubic feet at $.60 a cubic foot, car #134. One thousand seventy-nine cubic feet of stone was shipped to Salt Lake City which were donated to be used in a special place in the Salt Lake Temple. From this beginning the quarry business became very profitable for the owners and also provided an income for the men hired to quarry and haul the stone. Most of Che men who worked at the quarry came from Manti and Ephraim. In later years some of the best workmen came from Wales, Utah. The workmen stayed at the quarry during the week. They camped in tents until the they traveled to the quarry in time to begin work. They from $1.25 to $3.00 for a man and his team. varied, intricate, took skill, and sometimes involved a certain amount of danger. In the open quarry, the overburden consisted of soil, small rocks, bushes, clay, and other natural materials. It was removed by scraping, was reached, wedges were driven in the natural breakage fissures (faults), one foot to one and one-half feet apart with a heavy sledge hammer. The quarry man waited, then hit all the wedges again, and waited. This was re-loose. Using big crowbars, he rolled the rock onto steel rollers and moved it into position where the huge chains was hauled a short distance, it was slung to the running board of a wagon with huge pincers and chain. This was the easiest way, because at the destination the chain 30
Format application/pdf
Identifier 044_The White Stone Men.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325212
Reference URL