The Atwater Serpentine Marble Quarry in Westfield near Westfield Mountain began operations in 1890. This was an enormous operation. It produced dark green marble, serpentine, tourmaline and more. Stone from here can be found in many famous buildings including the empire state. The quarry is now flooded. This land is also owned by Dr. Anton of Russell like the 2nd quarry in Russell and will be preserved for generations to come. #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers #russellma #hilltownhistory #westfield