The Millstone Industry: A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere
Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid-1600s and the mid-1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas.
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3 Millstone Makers and Urban Factories
4 The Rise and Fall of the American Millstone Industry
5 Foreign Millstones Imported to America
6 The Millstone Quarrying Industry Outside the United States
7 Artificial Millstones
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