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By David Williams (anonymous) | Posted December 12, 2011 at 12:09:18

Great article. Always fun to learn more about building stone in other parts of the world. A couple of additional points. The Indiana, or Salem, Limestone is quite rich in fossils, including brachiopods, crinoids, and bryozoans. For those interested in movies, the stone had what I consider to be a starring role in the movie Breaking Away. In regard to the brownstones, another feature to look out for is dinosaur tracks. One of the best dinosaur track collections in the world, in Amherst, MA, has many many trackways from the brownstone quarries in Portland, Connecticut, the largest source of brownstone in the United States.
p.s. Thanks kindly for mentioning my book Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology

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