Tuesday, May 13, 2008
ABC WEDNESDAY "LETTER Q "
Today is ABC Wednesday and our letter is Q. Q stands for QUARRY. Many miles within the towns of Roseville, Rocklin, Penryn and Lincoln are filled with Granite and even gold veins. This Quarry is located in the my hometown of Rocklin. It became a major supplier of granite for many of California's buildings, including the State Capitol in Sacramento. Its history dates back to the late 1800's. The Mining Company ,which can be seen in the background , had a big business in making cemetery monuments and markers. Great sheets or slabs were mined from the solid walls and hauled up by pulley to the mining company work area.
You really need to enlarge this to see the detail. You will be able to see the cuts in the granite and some of the pulley cables on the side of the rock. There is a pool of water running through the ravine.
Be sure to go to Mrs. Nesbitts blog. You can find it on my sidebar favorites. It will be fun to see what others have chosen for the letter Q.