Magic in Stone: The Heart of Sylacauga
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Join Ruth Beaumont Cook, author of North Across the River (1999), Guests Behind the Barbed Wire (2007), and Magic in Stone (2019),as she goes in-depth into the history of Sylacauga.
Sylacauga—Alabama’s “Marble City”—is blessed with an abundant natural resource that nurtures both its economy and its culture. This crystalline, white marble is frequently compared to the Parian marble once treasured by Greek sculptors and to the Italian Carrara often chosen by Michelangelo. This is the story of quarry pioneers in Talladega County, of investors, artists, and artisans, and also of the families in places like Gantt’s Quarry who fondly remember living on the edge ofView more
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