Saturday, November 6, 2010

1881 - A Victory for the Yankees?

"At the Westerly quarries, Rhode Island, a single stone 150 feet long, ten feet wide and eight feet thick, weighing more than 1,000 tons, has been loosened from the ledge. This is a bigger stone that the monarchs of Egypt ever produced. The Yankees are ahead." 

Date: July 21, 1881 
Location: Indiana 
Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel

For more stories about Westerly and the ancestors who lived there, visit Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island