We drove over the mountain from Carbondale to Hotchkiss, with a detour through Marble, CO to check out the MarbleFest Bluegrass Festival.
Amazing to see pieces of white marble the size of boxcars laying all over the ground.
We took the walking tour of the old plant site.
On the road side next to the plant site, there were large marble columns that were used to hoist the carved pieces up onto the rail cars.
Only a few of the plant walls were left standing. Can you imagine working in a plant with marble walls?
The marble from this area was used for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, parts of the Lincoln Memorial, and other notable buildings across the US. Sharing in Tablescape Sunday