Vermont Rocks: How The Granite, Marble And Slate Industries Shaped The State
Vermont has three state rocks — and with good reason. Granite, marble and slate have done a lot to shape the state economically, environmentally and demographically. On this Vermont Edition, we dig into how and why that happened.
Sharing their expertise on these quarried rocks are:
- Charlotte Mehrtens, University of Vermont professor of geology
- Scott McLaughlin, executive director of the Vermont Granite Museum
- Nancy Kennedy, member of the Proctor Historical Society
- Krista Rupe, executive director of the Slate Valley Museum
They'll discuss how these rocks developed in this area, the businesses that built up around them, factors that influenced these industries and the immigrants who came to work in the quarries.
Broadcast live on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.