Family Walk At Blue Granite Rock Quarry, Winnsboro, South Carolina

Pretty and I took the Pack from Casa de Canterbury yesterday for a family outing to visit our friend Leeza who lives in a house that sits on 22 acres of land smack dab in the middle of what used to be the Kincaid-Anderson Quarry that mined blue granite which was shipped as far away as New York and Philadelphia to make buildings of architectural and historical significance.   The house itself was the office for the Fairfield County Quarry that closed in 1946.  A railroad was the transportation connection from the quarry to the rest of the country.   Many of the homes in the surrounding countryside and in the nearby little town of Winnsboro are made from the unique granite mined in the area.  Blue granite became the state stone of South Carolina in 1969.

Blue Granite Marker

Entrance to Leeza’s Place – November 24, 2012

Pieces of Blue Granite dot the property leading up to the house

Old Dodge Dakota comes to a halt at the house and all dogs out

(Golf Cart the preferred means of transportation when not walking)

Pretty surveys the situation while Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea plays ball

Pretty always indulges TBO Chelsea wherever she is

Red is, well, Red

Paw Licker Annie is ready to go

Pretty says if you don’t come on, Chelsea and I are going without you

To Be Continued…please come back to see us.