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March 27, 2014

Iroquois Complex stone walls to be replaced

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He also said that starting the work in the winter had allowed them to get competitive pricing on the job. Middleton said the work is being done by Tom Edwards Masonry, which is based out of White Sulphur Springs.

“Very,” said Middleton, when asked if he was satisfied with the company’s work so far.

All of the stone for the new walls is a freshly quarried mixture of granite, the same type of stone used in the original walls. Middleton said that the original stones would be used for fill, although the grandson of the walls’ original stonemason was allowed to take away a few of the originals for preservation.

Each of the two walls, which run parallel to one another, will be 750 ft long, just like the walls they are replacing.

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