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Catalog Number 2005.024.0001
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Family from Poultney (Chickopee Falls, Mass)

TCA was high school for Poultney.

2nd grade in old school, then to Granville to Grandmothers house.

High School in Weinburg school.

- 1922 - factory burned
- 1925 - limestone Granville industry died out.
- Auld and Conger closed office in Poultney. Kept office end of tramway - Neal went there frequently
- 1906 tramway build from Raceville to Mammoth Quarry in Poultney - was longest cable tramway in the world at the time - showed when near Raceville so employees could pick out slate as it passed.
3 miles between pts. - almost straight distance.
Steam boilers were at quarry - burned soft coal - brought back in buckets on return trip - used till 1930's
- 1933-34 -closed by Mr. Beech who owned quarries in Castleton.
- Old quarry is now closed - new west shore of Lake St. Catherine
- 10 or 12 employees of quarry.
3 at Raceville - some in office.
- sold slate products in Cleveland area
- Neal was working in Connecticut.
- father worked at Sheldon Slate - took over after owner suicides 2 or 3 years. ago.
Norton Co. became Evergreen Slate?
-after war brother worked in Essex at a work quarry, during war worked at MIT to devel infra- red system.
-Neal - after war had no more connection with slate.
- Italian immigrant (age 10-12) had relatives in Granville, gave note to conductor who steered him to Granville.
Creator Williams, Stephen T.
Title Neal Hulett, Oral History