Delaware River bluff, State highway near Dingmans Ferry
Hand painted lettering on the rear of the cab and doors identified the vehicle as officially "Penna Geological Survey".
Flagstone quarry, J. V. Hood, Dingmans Ferry, Pike County
John Van Sant Hood, teacher and Justice of the Peace in Dingmans Ferry in 1917.
Delaware River bluff and Milford Knob
The Devonian era mapped bedrock unit, Mahantango Formation, Hamilton Group.
School house, built of Catskill sandstone, Milford
Note "stone from Dwarf Kill, five miles west of Milford," Pike County. Building contractor Edwin Stanton Wolfe, 1903.
Flagstone quarry (Point quarry), Lackawaxen, Pike County
Sandstone (Catskill) curbing, Lackawaxen, Pike County
Sandstone (Catskill) from Kilgour quarry, Lackawaxen Station
Sandstone quarry (Catskill), A. H. Woodward & Son, Kimbles, Pike County
Sandstone quarry (Catskill), Standard Blue Stone Company, Kimbles, Pike County
Sandstone (Catskill) in canal aqueduct (abandoned), Lackawaxen, Pike Co.
Note "Building Stone. Shows chisel marks..." The Roebling Aqueduct, Delaware & Hudson Canal, opened in 1849.
Flagstone quarry, John H. Bowen, Aldenville, Wayne County
Flagstone at 514 Church Street, Honesdale, Wayne County
"Quarried at White Mills, six mile out. Measures 7' 11" x 22' 3". Home of Mrs. Anna O'Connell"
Sly Lake (near Lake Como), Preston Township, Wayne County
|Geologic Map of Pike County, Pennsylvania, 1978, Topographic & Geologic Survey|
For the article, “Bluestone in Pike County,” Pennsylvania Geology, June 1978, ninety-two inactive quarries were examined in Pike County. As noted by the author, W. D. Sevon, the 19th century quarries were located on steep sided slopes by the river within convenient reach of railroad transportation. Bluestone slabs were used for flagstones, veneer, tread, coping, sill, wallstone, slab stock, hearthstones and mantles. Peter Becker, Managing editor of the News Eagle, in his recent article, A Legacy of Stone: Bluestone Quarries, profiles the last of the bluestone men, "Wayne Holbert, of Lackawaxen, still quarries and sells bluestone, a business that started with his great grandfather in the late 19th Century."
|Works of the Kilgour Blue Stone Co., Ltd. Parkers Glen, Pike Co PA. 1886. |