Day #13 Deskcrop: Montello Granite

The polished slab you see below is a piece of Montello Granite. The economy of Montello, Wisconsin for many years was anchored by the granite quarry in the center of town. Renowned as one of the strongest and most beautiful granites from the region, it’s most prominent claim to fame is that it is the stone from which Ulysses S. Grant’s sarcophagus is carved in Grant’s Tomb. Today the quarry is flooded and serves as a municipal park.

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Montello Granite (Polished Slab)

I wonder if David Williams is looking for material for a sequel