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A Salisbury Evening Post newspaper clipping dated October 4, 1970 documenting Reg Kirchin's career as a stone cutter.

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A Salisbury Evening Post newspaper clipping dated September 4, 1972 proclaims Rowan County is 60,000 pounds lighter as a slab of pink granite is transported by rail to Hartford, Connecticut.

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Sam Earnhardt and George Wear loading a large piece of granite onto a flatbed truck trailer.

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Karr Earnhardt cutting stone

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Another view of the Herman Quarry

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A view of the Herman Quarry

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Another view of the Balfour Quarry filled with water.

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Another view of the Balfour Quarry filled with water.

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Another view of the Balfour Quarry filled with water.

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A view of the Balfour Quarry filled with water.

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A view of the Balfour Quarry site.

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A view of the Balfour Road

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This photo shows two unidentified men taking a break from shaping granite into blocks with hammers.

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A real photo post card showing crew member Jack Fleming (as identified on the back of the card), wielding a large hammer to break up granite blocks.

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A view of how 4 inch Durax Cubes are arranged in a pattern during street paving.

This is a similar view to those shown in the Kirchin022 and Kirchin028 slides.

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This is a similar view as shown in the Kirchin023 and KirchinOther015 photos.

A work crew pauses for a photograph. They are busy paving a street with Durax cubes.

The only identified person is Harry Kirchin who is standing toward the left of…

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This is the same view as shown in the Kirchin023 photo.

A work crew pauses for a photograph. They are busy paving a street with Durax cubes.

The only identified person is Harry Kirchin who is standing on the extreme left of the group.

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Most likely a different view of the same column shown in the previous photo (KirchinOther006) of a granite column loaded on a railcar for transport.

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Cabinet photo showing six men dressed up and posing with a large granite column that has been loaded on a Southern rail car for transport.

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A referral letter given to Reginald Kirchin from his employer, The Harris Granite Quarries Company. The letter, dated May 3, 1922 at Salisbury, NC reads as follows: To Whom it May Concern. Reginald Kirchin started work in the employ of The Harris…

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Declarations of Intention (also known as First Papers) are the initial step in an immigrant's naturalization process. Harry Kirchin's Declaration of Intention was signed on December 28, 1910 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

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This close-up of granite shows "a cut hammered curb."

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The label of this slide denotes "peen hammered curb."

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A slide of granite labeled "fine pointed curb."

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A cracked slide showing a close up of granite.

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Kirchin084-087 slides show close-ups of several types of granite.

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Kirchin084-087 slides show close-ups of several types of granite.

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Kirchin084-087 slides show close-ups of several types of granite.

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Kirchin084-087 slides show close-ups of several types of granite.

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A slide showing a close up of granite. Label reads "Course grained over 1/2 inch feldspar grain"

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A slide image of a map that shows the distribution of granite and allied rocks in the United States.  The map was compiled from other maps by G.F. Loughlin in 1918. For some background information on the geologist, Gerald Francis Loughlin, click…

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Boom derricks and trusses help in the stone cutting operation at a quarry. Notice the man driving the horse drawn wagon.

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A group of workers drive in wedges to cut a seam of stone at a quarry. Possibly Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

Notice the wooden gang box (where the workers tools are kept) to the left.

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Large wedges are used to cut a long section of granite at a quarry.

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Duplicate of Kirchin075.

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Workers pause next to a seam of stone they are cutting at a quarry. Location unknown.

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A broken slide shows a rock quarry with several derricks in view.

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This view of workers at a stone cutting operation at the quarry gives a sense of the scale of surrounding rock.

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Layers of stone can be seen at this stone quarry operation.

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A view of a large dome of granite.  Most likely Stone Mountain, North Carolina.

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Granite blocks that have been cut for curbing are stacked on a rail car to be shipped by railroad.

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Granite curbing been shaped and smoothed at a quarry. Same view as Kirchin067.

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Pieces of granite curbing are set up to be shaped and smoothed at a quarry.

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The three men (orig. shown in Kirchin065) continue to work on cutting pieces of granite curbing out of a large section of stone at a quarry.

The wedges have done their job and split the large stone into three parts.

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Three men cut pieces of granite curbing out of a large section of stone at a quarry. Wedges have been driven into the stone to help break it.

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Two men working on cutting a large piece of stone at a quarry.

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According to the label on the slide, this is a view of Gorham Street in Lowell, Massachusetts.  The slide was taken to record that the street was paved 7 grade and laid in 1912. Sadly, most of the buildings that are in the view no longer exist. …

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The durax blocks have been laid in the foreground and progress continues down the street. Location unknown, but same as shown in Kirchin027.  

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Placing each slab neatly in its place by truck is the new way of delivering granite curbing. Notice the sign for the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene.  The signage actually helps date the photo.  The time period is between 1907 when the Pentecostal…

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The old way of delivering granite curbing. Tossed on the site of a muddy residential street. Zoom in to view two children getting ready to cross the street above.
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