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Quarrymen use steam engine to haul stone from Medina

Posted 12 May 2014 at 12:00 am


By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

MEDINA – In this late 19th Century photo we see a number of men who worked at the McCormick Medina Sandstone Quarry.

Notice the steam tractor is hauling a thick slab of stone. This quarry was located  by the canal at the Bates Road bridge which shows partly in the right hand background.

Hundreds of boat loads of stone were shipped from here each season when the Medina Sandstone industry was at its peak.