This past fall we were determined to find all the historic granite quarries in Becket and Otis. When the Chester Becket Railroad was opened, full scale quarrying operations were using it to transport the stone to the Chester finishing mills, some used the Huckleberry Trolley Line in a limited way, others by trucks. What we have found is a string of smaller pit operations along the granite line that stretches from the original Turner Farm, Snowflake Quarry to the Joseph Newell Quarry (present day Williams Stone). The one shown here can be found on the edge of the Old Motion Trail on the Becket Quarry Woods Trails just over the Otis Line. Notice the test core drilling piece taken to sample the granite.

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