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Flesh against Stone-7
 

Foundations of America

QU201 Prof. Scott Leone

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Home Flesh and Stone In the Beginning Flesh against Stone-7

Flesh against Stone-7

    Flesh against stone stands for the hard-working Italians, English, Irish, Swedes, and Finns. Some 600 million year old stone grabbed their attention. On page seven it describes how a man needed shelter. Maybe it was out of boredom that he used “brute force” to get stone rather than dragging an unattached rock from a distance. Whatever the case may be, for centuries people acquired the skills to use various stones for shelter.

      Thimble Islands (Stony Creek)   

    Over time, these people developed more skills that taught them how to use different materials in the stone. For example, by “putting wood into crevices, adding water, and letting the swelling wood split harder stone.” For this, they created beautiful sections of stone (the stone resembles what Professor Leone gave everyone in class). It is amazing that at this time, their descendants had already created roads, churches, and pyramids.

 

    “They put iron and steel between their flesh and the stone and bit into the hard face of the Earth.” These inhabitants were brave and strong. With the technology used today, those stone segments could be made in a matter of a day; whereas centuries ago, humans made it from flesh. The stone still stands to this day, sturdy and majestic. That says a lot about our ancestors.

 Stony Creek-The Thimble Islands

Sources:

http://www.amazon.com/Flesh-Stone-Stony-Creek-Granite/dp/0918172292

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1259&bih=583&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=granite+thimble+island&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Other links:

http://eurasian.com/canada/granite/stony_creek.html -what stony creek granite looks like

http://www.thimbleislandcruise.com/ -thimble island cruise information

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Flesh and Stone

Flesh and Stone - Stony Creek and the Age of Granite - buy at Amazon.com
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Uncirculated: Shrink wrapped in clear plastic from original Italian publisher, 1999. Ships with fresh samples of sparkling Stony Creek pink granite for historians, collectors, geologists and classrooms. Additional samples available upon request.