East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicle of an On30 quarry railroad

Virginia-Alberene Stone Company

One Company in particular was very successful manufacturing and marketing soapstone products.



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Kierk Ashmore-Sorensen collection

In the early 1900s, Alberene Stone Company had 100s of workers in the mill cutting, finishing, and assembling a variety of soapstone products.