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Aromas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A. R. Wilson Quarry

 
 
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By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, circa 2016
1. A. R. Wilson Quarry Marker
Inscription. Named for Arthur R. Wilson, who founded Granite Rock Company on February 14, 1900, this quarry has been the heart of Granite Rock's business since the beginning. In more than a century of continuous operation, the quarry has seen destruction from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the economic devastation of the Great Depression, the challenges and opportunities of two World Wars, as well as growth and modernization.

Early mining operations were tough. Men used picks and shovels to mine rock that was hauled by mule-drawn wagons to the railroad siding for shipment. Hand work was gradually replaced by steam shovels and crushers, and mule power was replaced with a steam locomotive. Today the quarry uses a modern fleet of haul trucks and loaders, a giant mobile primary crusher, miles of electronic conveyors, and a computer control screening, crushing and washing plant to produce high quality construction aggregates used in concrete, asphalt, and other applications.
 
Erected 2010 by El Viceroy Marques de Branciforte E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1797 and Monterey Viejo E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1846.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 53.825′ N, 121° 
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By Jim Cirner
2. A. R. Wilson Quarry Marker
38.088′ W. Marker is in Aromas, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Quarry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 Quarry Road, Aromas CA 95004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick and Margaret Breen (approx. 6.1 miles away); Campo Santo (approx. 6.1 miles away); San Juan Bautista WW II Veterans (approx. 6.1 miles away); Marentis House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Jim Jack’s Cabin (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fremont Peak (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Portolá Expedition (approx. 6.4 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
A. R. Wilson Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Cirner
3. A. R. Wilson Quarry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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