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Catalog Number 2005.029.0002
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Started work at Fair Haven, Marble and Marbleized Slate Company
there a few years - furnishing and cutting slate-
(54 years?) at VT. Structural until recently
occasionally in NY state recently - never owned quarry in NY - Fair Haven and Poultney
Eureka Quarry still has quarry stick products?
tested slate for color and quality
in whole district (25 miles long) geologists say line is between South Poultney and Fair Haven - north of line is "unfading slate"
south of line is "weathering"green slate vein

Main uses?
some gravestones
roofing-not major part
building slate-cut and furnished for structures as veneer -stairs treads, etc.-interior finish work this was bulk of our product.
CEO of VT Structural Slate - father had been manager of original company (Fair Haven Marbleized)
Many ups and downs in industry, especially in structural slate unions? never enter industry - only spottily
we had one - no great change in wage structure.
Smithsonian Museum made video of the company.

Quarry sticks? 25-30 years in his experience
when did it end? 1980's
"cable ways" used with derrick

any other things you would like to say?
cables, sticks, etc, replaced by roads, trucks
why did change come? easier, less dangerous.
Creator Williams, Stephen T.
Title Ed Carpenter, Oral History