ERIC Number: ED341605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Quarry Quest. A Field Trip Guide to the Indiana Limestone District, Monroe and Lawrence Counties, Indiana.
Shewmaker, Sherman N.
This guide provides information for planning a field trip to the Indiana Limestone District. This district, located in Monroe and Lawrence Counties, Indiana, is responsible for material that has dominated the building-limestone market in the United States for nearly a century. A few of the many well-known buildings using Indiana limestone are the Pentagon, Empire State Building, and Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. This guide is organized into five parts: part 1 contains detailed background information on the Indiana Limestone District; part 2 features miscellaneous information including an Indiana geological map, a graph of Indiana dimension limestone production, and a list of prominent buildings and monuments; part 3 contains the field trip guide, which features a detailed route through Monroe and Lawrence counties with numerous sites of interest identified and described; part 4 is a glossary of building stone and masonry terms; and part 5 contains a 33-item list of resource materials, including a bibliography, videocassettes, audio-tape cassettes, and maps. Two appendices include the dimension limestone production in Indiana and the United States; and a chronological history. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana; Indiana (Lawrence County); Indiana (Monroe County); Limestone
Note: Prepared for the Spring Meeting of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies (Bloomington, IN, April 27, 1991). Small print in maps has marginal legibility.