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This stone was quarried in Scioto County. Many important pieces of infrastructure in North America were built using Scioto County stone and a certain layer became so popular with architects and builders in Cincinnati that it was known as the City Ledge. This bench was quarried using an 1800s method. You can see where stonecutters have hand chiseled out pockets with stone picks to place iron wedges to separate the rock from the ledge. | Scioto, pt 2

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Scioto,_pt_2.jpg - This stone was quarried in Scioto County. Many important pieces of infrastructure in North America were built using Scioto County stone and a certain layer became so popular with architects and builders in Cincinnati that it was known as the City Ledge. This bench was quarried using an 1800s method.  You can see where stonecutters have hand chiseled out pockets with stone picks to place iron wedges to separate the rock from the ledge.

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