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History's our middle name!
Here's a timeline to put things into perspective (a more detailed history is also available):
Rosendale Natural Cement was used in the construction of some of the most enduring landmarks of the nation. The Brooklyn Bridge, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the wings of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, Grand Central Terminal, the Croton Aqueduct and dams, the Pennsylvania Railroad tunnels, the New York State Thruway, and thousands of other public works projects all got their start in the mines of Rosendale, New York.
Within the 32-square-mile belt of limestone between High Falls and Kingston, it was often said that just as much went on underground as above ground. Exciting, adaptive uses of the mines have included mushroom cultivation, trout farming, water supply, and records storage.
Among the many structures which
used Rosendale cement are:
It should be noted that the term "Rosendale cement" was sometimes applied to "natural" and/or "hydraulic" cement from areas other than Rosendale, NY.
A more detailed history is
available on the Registration Form
for the nomination of the Snyder Estate Natural Cement Historic
District to the National Register of Historic Places.
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