Millstone Hill Part 2

Location: Barre
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Natural History
Video Date: 11/1/2021

Early granite extraction in Barre involved deep quarries and hand-drilling of blocks as can be seen from Millstone Hill. Quarrying with today’s safety and quality standards involves the use of drive-in, terraced quarries and diamond wire cutting. People can learn more about the granite industry at the Vermont Granite Museum, open seasonally in Barre.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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