Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member New England n00b
N 42° 59.110 W 071° 48.257
19T E 271365 N 4762984
Quick Description: A sign noting the special history of quality NH soapstone.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2006 2:56:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMP6T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 28

Long Description:
Text of Marker:
A large deposit of highest quality
was discovered early in the 19th
century at a northerly section of
Francestown by Daniel Fuller. During
the heyday of its popularity, various
common uses of this non-metallic
mineral (steatite), when quarried,
were for sinks, water pipes, stoves,
hearths, warming stones, mantels and
industrial purposes.

Official NH Historic Marker Website: (visit link)
Marker Name: Soapstone

Official Marker Number: 23

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Francestown

Date Marker Established: 1964

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