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Dour, granite ... disproportionate role across the globe ...

Apropos our embroidered diaspora, thoughts from Charles Moore last week in The Daily Telegraph



Granite Workers ay Montello Wisconsin



Stitcher: Nancy Kloskowski

From the start of quarrying the rich, red granite hill in the centre of Montello, Wisconsin in 1881, Scottish workers played a large role. The first granite quarry company sent for 125 marble workers and polishers from Scotland. Names like Andrew Rae, Robert Harper, and John Robertson, all Scots arriving in the early 1880s, helped make the famous Montello granite internationally known and highly valued. Monuments around the US are made of this granite including General Ulysses S. Grants sarcophagus and a monument at the Custer National Cemetery.

US17 Luchd-obrach cloich-ghrin

Bho thisich cuaraidheachd air a chnoc shaibhir cloich-ghrin dhearg ann am meadhan Montello ann an Wisconsin ann an 1881, bha luchd-obrach Albannach aig for theis-meadhain na cise. Chuir a chiad chompanaidh cuaraidheachd clach-ghrin air tir 125 luchd-obrach mrmor agus luchdlomhaidh Alba. Chuidich ainmean mar Anndra Rae, Raibeart Harper agus Iain Robasdan, uile nan Albannach a rinig trth sna 1880an, le clachghrin Montello a dhanamh aithnichte agus ainmeil agus air rd-luach, gu h-eadar-niseanta. Tha carraighean-cuimhne air feadh an US dante s a chloich seo a gabhail a-steach na ciste-laighe cloiche aig an t-Seanalair Ulysses S. Grannd agus carragh-cuimhne ann an Cladh Niseanta Custer.

Published Date: January 18th 2019


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