The building blocks of Kanaka Flats

People think of Jacksonville as a mining town. However the importance of building stones, used to assemble infrastructures in the historic old town, is often overlooked. They’re sort of the “poor children” of geology that pale beside their ostentatious brothers and sisters, gold and silver.

Building stone wasn’t transported far from its source, especially in the past when moving less valuable heavy rocks required more effort. A trip into historic...

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