Lakes and Islands, Times Past
Stone crushing unit in Portland, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of stone crusher in Portland, Ontario around 1910.There were no gravel deposits in Bastard Twp. but lots of sedimentary limestone. As part of their statute labour some farmers would quarry and pile stone in cords. It would later be crushed to be make roads. My mother recalled her father, Hiram Woods and his brother Arden getting out stone for this purpose. (Note from Keith Sly)
Notes
(Condition: Fair. Faded.)
Date of Publication
1905
Subject(s)
Local identifier
[Internal Record Number: HS0035]
Collection
RLPL
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.70011 Longitude: -76.19938
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
RLPL
Terms of Use
Private, non-commercial use
Contact
Rideau Lakes Public Library
Email:rideaulakeshistory@gmail.com
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
P.O. Box 189
26 Halladay St.
Elgin, Ontario
K0G 1E0
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Stone crushing unit in Portland, Ontario


Black and white photograph of stone crusher in Portland, Ontario around 1910.There were no gravel deposits in Bastard Twp. but lots of sedimentary limestone. As part of their statute labour some farmers would quarry and pile stone in cords. It would later be crushed to be make roads. My mother recalled her father, Hiram Woods and his brother Arden getting out stone for this purpose. (Note from Keith Sly)