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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quarry Pond

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Quarry Pond Marker
Inscription. Granite blocks were cut and winched up from the 19 foot deep quarry pit. Workers, mostly black prisoners, hit 2 cracks that led to the river. Water entered continually and the site was abandoned. Sunfish now live in the shallows, catfish at the bottom and bass cruise in between. Watch for big turtles like yellow bellied River Cooters.
Sign funded by: Richmond Sierra Club
 
Erected by James River Park System.
 
Location. 37° 31.733′ N, 77° 27.351′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. Located on Belle Isle which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the north bank of the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarry Equipment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Break Rapids (about 500 feet away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (about 600 feet away); Gun Emplacement (about 600 feet away); Headgate (about 600 feet away); Headgate Cleaner
Quarry Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Quarry Pond Marker
(about 700 feet away); Hollywood Rapids (about 800 feet away); Native American Fishing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Quarry Pond image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
3. Quarry Pond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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