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Learn About Indiana’s Limestone Heritage in New Exhibit

By Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Arts at Indiana State Museum Growing up in Indiana surrounded by limestone buildings, you take for granted this amazing natural Hoosier resource and its impact on the rest of the world. Stone Country: Read more >

These Rocks Are Rolling: A Rare Look at an Active Limestone Quarry

The Pentagon. The Biltmore Estate. The Met. Ellis Island. What do all these have in common? Indiana limestone. Indianaís quarries have literally shaped our nationís landscape, providing materials for monuments, state capitals and other landmark buildings from coast to coast. Read more >

Lawrence County Limestone Heritage Festival, July 4, 2012

The state of Indiana is built on limestone. Literally. Southern Indiana is primarily a limestone base, that part of Indiana is dotted with limestone quarries, and many of our country’s buildings are built with Indiana limestone. So it makes sense Read more >

The Origins of Indiana Limestone

Bedford, known as Limestone Country, offers a rich history of quarrying and carving Indiana, also known as Bedford, Limestone. There are many famous national structures made of this stone, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and Read more >