Stone Valley Byway’s New Monuments

Stone Valley Byway’s New Monuments

Stone Valley Byway’s New Monuments

The beautiful Stone Valley Byway, otherwise known as Vermont Route 30, is well known for its exceptional scenery. Now there is yet another reason to take a drive along the Byway; to see one of the state’s newest attractions, a series of five striking stone monuments with interpretive panels, in Castleton, Rupert, Poultney, Wells and Manchester. They commemorate the marble and slate quarries which shaped this region’s rich history and continue to be important today.

In 2010, a Byways grant application for the interpretive panels was submitted to the Federal Highway Administration by the Rutland Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the Stone Valley Byway Advisory Committee, made up of town representatives. The stone used are native to the towns in which the monuments are located; panels highlight the town’s history. Susan Schreibman, Assistant Director of the RRPC said, “These panels weave together the natural, cultural and social history of this unique corridor.”

For more information, contact Schreibman at 802-775-0871, extension 204, or email susan@rutlandrpc.org.

 

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