Quarrying Granite for the Mormon Temple

A photograph of the quarrying of granite for the Mormon Temple is available from the Photographs of the American West page of the National Archives.

Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. The ground is strewn with boulders and detached masses of granite, which have fallen from the walls of Cottonwood Canyon. The quarrying consists of splitting up the blocks. 1872. 57-HS-932

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