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Rumney in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Granite State

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2016
1. The Granite State Marker
Inscription.  Granite is an Igneous rock and is known for being extremely durable and hard. In the early 1900's this site was used to harvet granite for the main lodge's foundation and entrance signs for the Polar Caves. You can see examples of where the granite was broken using the technique of Feather and Wedges, a technique we still use today when we take boulders out of the caves.
 
Erected by Polar Caves Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 43° 46.835′ N, 71° 47.051′ W. Marker is in Rumney, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker can be reached from Mount Moosilaukee Highway (New Hampshire Route 25). Marker is in Polar Caves Park; admission fee required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 New Hampshire 25, Rumney NH 03266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geological History of the Polar Caves (within shouting distance of this marker); Park History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away);
The Granite State Marker - Polar Caves Park image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2016
2. The Granite State Marker - Polar Caves Park
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Baker River (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Common (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stream Gaging in New Hampshire (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rotary Amphitheater (approx. 5.2 miles away); Samuel Livermore (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rumney.
 
Also see . . .  Polar Caves Park. (Submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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