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Home » Archives » May 2017 » Lime Quarrying and Limemaking

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05/11/2017: "Lime Quarrying and Limemaking"


Have you ever wondered how lime is made from limestone? Or gazed in wonder at the lime kilns scattered across our islands? Why, for that matter, is our State Park called Lime Kiln? Local architectural historian Boyd C. Pratt's new book Lime: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands tells all. Here are the blurbs:

How the carcasses of sea creatures became the building blocks of modern civilization. Formed through eons of geologic time and sculpted by glaciers, the limestone deposits along the islands' shore provided the essential ingredient for the block and mortar that built and rebuilt the West Coast's major cities. Read all about the islands' economic booms and busts, dramatic changes to the landscape, bloody murder, contentious lawsuits, and deadly shipwrecks.

For more information contact: Boyd Pratt, Mulno Cove Publishing (360) 378-7172 mulnocove@gmail.com

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