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    • Matthews Brothers magazine advertisement

    • Advertising--Building materials; Commercial buildings; Church buildings; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Advertisements like this one illustrating the way in which limestone was processed were common fare in local newspapers and magazines, alike. This page features a small photo of the Matthews Brothers plant and example building photos.
    • Worker turning a bull mast

    • Bull wheels; Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Prior to steam, most quarries relied on manually powered devices, similar to the one pictured here. When attached to derricks, these wheels, commonly referred to as "bull masts," rotate 360 degrees, thus allowing workers to raise stone slabs from...
    • Worker standing next to a bull wheel.

    • Employees; Bull wheels; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Worker stands next to a "bull mast". Though it was widely utilized from its inception around 1890 until 1910, it was quickly replaced by platforms powered by electricity.
    • Bull wheel

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this image, worker Joe Berry operates a Bull Wheel, a platform atop which derricks rested that could be rotated 360 degrees, allowing for derricks to transport stone in different parts of the quarry. "Return to Fred Barrett" written on back.
    • Example of a derrick used to move large pieces of cut stone

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The derrick, a couple examples of which can be seen here, was among the most important technologies to emerge in the stone industry. Previously, cut stone required considerable numbers of men and animals to maneuver; with the advent of the derrick,...
    • Exterior view of an early limestone mill

    • Employees; Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this exterior shot of an early limestone mill, several figures can be seen posing in front of the workshops in the background. Stacked stone in the gang saws inside bar on the left onto diamond saw, which were inverted for the planer.
    • Quarry workers

    • Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Although women occasionally found employment in the front office as secretaries, bookkeepers and the like, the stone working was a profession overwhelmingly dominated by white males, a fact aptly demonstrated in this photograph. William Matthews,...
    • Quarry workers taking a break

    • Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Lone star drill; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this scene, workers can be seen taking a break from stonework. Most can be seen holding lone star drills, commonly used at a time when the more effective channeling machines were only gradually making their way into the industry. Pictured in the...
    • Sunken Gardens

    • Gardens; Parks; Stone quarrying; Lakes & ponds
    • Sunken Gardens located at 1200 West Park Drive in Huntington, Indiana. Garden was constructed from the old Keefer and Bailey Gravel Pit around 1923. Actual gardens are no longer kept but the county has used grants to preserve the park.
    • Sunken Gardens

    • Gardens; Parks; Stone quarrying; Lakes & ponds
    • Sunken Gardens located at 1200 West Park Drive in Huntington, Indiana. Garden was constructed from the old Keefer and Bailey Gravel Pit around 1923. Actual gardens are no longer kept but the county has used grants to preserve the park.
    • Sunken Gardens

    • Gardens; Parks; Stone quarrying; Lakes & ponds
    • Sunken Gardens located at 1200 West Park Drive in Huntington, Indiana. Garden was constructed from the old Keefer and Bailey Gravel Pit around 1923. Actual gardens are no longer kept but the county has used grants to preserve the park.
    • Independent Limestone Company quarry with derricks

    • Independent Limestone Company; Quarries and quarrying; Derricks; Boring machinery--Channelers
    • This image is a quarry level view of the Independent Limestone Company. Notice the large derricks in the background used to transport large slabs of limestone produced by the several channelers at the center of the image.
    • Quarried limestone blocks from Independent Limestone Company

    • Independent Limestone Company; Quarries and quarrying; Dimension stone
    • This shot depicts a large pile of recently quarried limestone blocks prepared on December 1, 1930 before being sent to the mill for processing. This particular grouping contains a range of different kinds of limestone including 20,000 cubic feet of...
    • Railway line through Independent Limestone Company

    • Independent Limestone Company; Railroads; Quarries and quarrying; Dimension stone
    • A view of a railway line running right through the quarry. Quarry developers were ever mindful of location when selecting a site--while they could utilize existing state and federal tracks, they were responsible for financing the construction of...
    • Idle Hour (Speedway Park)

    • Lakes & ponds; Water slides; Beaches; Children; Stone quarrying
    • Idle Hour, otherwise known as Speedway Park was a popular summer attraction on East State Street extended in Huntington, Indiana. Attractions included swimming and the racetrack with a large grandstand for stock and sprint cars.
    • Idle Hour (Speedway Park)

    • Lakes & ponds; Water slides; Beaches; Children; Stone quarrying
    • Idle Hour, otherwise known as Speedway Park was a popular summer attraction on East State Street extended in Huntington, Indiana. Attractions included swimming and the racetrack with a large grandstand for stock and sprint cars.

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