The story has been a bit of a mystery.
Now, as the country prepares to celebrate the end of the Great Depression, the story of an industrial site in Arizona that was once an oasis for the state’s miners has been uncovered.
A new book by historian John A. M. O’Connor and geologist Tim Stelmach explores the origins of a large concrete slab that, when completed in 1929, became the centerpiece of the Rock Creek Monument.
“We were told, this is a national park,” M.O.C.O., the Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas Agency, said in a statement announcing the book’s release.
“The rock is an iconic symbol of Arizona.
It’s a symbol of the American dream.”
A stone quarry on Rock Creek in Gilbert, Ariz.
(Associated Press)The monument, which opened on Dec. 1, 1929, was the centerpiece for a boom in the mining industry in Arizona, which was then struggling with the Great Smoky Mountains fire.
A new era of prosperity for the area had begun.
The state government passed a law in 1931 that authorized $30 million in government grants for a massive construction project to house a new quarry for the city of Gilbert.
It would become the largest construction project in Arizona history, with $70 million for a new steel mill and other amenities.
The quarry was constructed at a cost of $3 million.
It was built in two sections.
The first section, at the mouth of the Canyon of Heroes, was made of concrete, and it contained a series of concrete slabs that eventually formed the Rock Creek Monument.
The second section, located at the head of the canyon, was designed to hold the largest rock slab in the country.
O’Connor, a professor of archaeology at the University of Arizona, and Stelminach, a geologist at the National Park Service, recently released a new book, The Rock Crouching Stone: The History of the Rocky Mountain Mining Monument, about the early years of the monument, the history of its construction, and the role it played in the state and the country as a national symbol.
Maine’s Mount Vernon also became a national landmark in 1928.
Its granite walls were made from the quarries of the nearby Gilbert, Arizona, steel mill.
The city of Portland, Maine, owned the mill for a time, but it shut down in 1932 after its owners were arrested for the murders of a man and two women.
The mill had been operated by James A. Hill, a former miner who had been indicted on conspiracy charges.
The granite was quarried in nearby Mount Vernon, where a series was made.
The site was also the location of a steel mill in nearby Staunton, a mining town that was founded by a father-son team.
The Staunons, who owned the steel mill, were indicted for the murder of a 19-year-old girl.
The two towns were connected by the Great American Bridge, a concrete bridge built in 1867 that ran between Staunon and Portland, the two cities that had been connected by this part of the bridge.
The Great American bridge was built to carry grain from Stauno to Portland, and then to the mills of Gilbert and Mount Vernon.
The stone slabs at Rock Creek were made of a similar granite, the source of the name, M.C., Stelmaach said.
The two quarries were separated by the bridge, and each was used to create the stone slab at Rock Creeks mouth.
“It’s the story behind that stone slab, and a very important part of it,” he said.
“It’s about the people who lived on the stone.
They were working for a living.
They had a stake in the community.
The story of the rock is a big part of this, M.-O. C. O., a professor at the State Parks, Natural Areas, and History Center at the university. “
I think there was a lot of pride that the workers had, and I think there’s a lot that was really kind of driven by the community.”
The story of the rock is a big part of this, M.-O. C. O., a professor at the State Parks, Natural Areas, and History Center at the university.
“Rock Creek was an important part in the story,” he told The Associated Press.
“You don’t see the Great Basin in this story.”
The Great Depression and the Great Rock CrawlBy 1928, the mining boom was over.
The miners had found their next employer, the steel mills of Portland.
Milling operations in the area dried up, and miners were leaving for Los Angeles and New York.
The industry had become stagnant.
The Great Rock Crawlers was one of the last coal-mining communities in the Great U.S.
A coal-processing plant on the northern tip of the Big Bend in Wyoming (Associated Images/Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration)By 1930, miners had moved on.
The boom had ended.
The mining industry was dying.
The mines in Utah,