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John Green, Granite Rock Company 1953-1985, Logan Quarry Superintendent 1972-1985 – Part Two

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, John Green spoke at length about his time with Granite Rock Company, where he worked first as a “sample boy” at Logan Quarry and eventually worked his way up to Quarry Superintendent. He told stories which include many of the people he worked with over the years, such as Paul Mahler, Elmer Neyens, Carl Preston, Oscar Davies, Roy Goodwin, Ray Johnson, Jay Woods, Claude Mason and Skeeter Hanson, and talked about many of the changes that transformed the Quarry and the Company during his thirty-two year career. In this Rockblog entry, John talks about his work during the 1960s. 
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John Green, Granite Rock Company 1953-1985, Logan Quarry Superintendent 1972-1985

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, John Green spoke at length about his time with Granite Rock Company, where he worked first as a “sample boy” at Logan Quarry and eventually worked his way up to Quarry Superintendent. He told stories which include many of the people he worked with over the years, such as Paul Mahler, Elmer Neyens, Carl Preston, Oscar Davies, Roy Goodwin, Ray Johnson, Jay Woods, Claude Mason and Skeeter Hanson, and talked about many of the changes that transformed the Quarry and the Company during his thirty-two year career.
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Bill Van Sandt – The Story of His Career With Graniterock – Part 2

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Bill Van Sandt’s career at Graniterock spanned nearly 50 years of the Company’s history. In a 2008 interview, Bill recalled his experiences as a driver in Santa Cruz during the 1950’s and later as manager of the Santa Cruz Branch of Graniterock. This is the second of a two part story of his career, and tells about his early years delivering concrete in the Santa Cruz area.
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Bill Van Sandt – The Story of His Career With Graniterock

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Bill Van Sandt’s time at Graniterock spanned nearly 50 years of the Company’s history. In a 2008 interview, Bill recalled his experiences as a driver in Santa Cruz during the 1950’s and later as manager of the Santa Cruz Branch of Graniterock. This is the first of a two part story of his career, and tells about his early years delivering concrete in the Santa Cruz area.
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Interesting Tale of Austin Zelmer's life at Graniterock - Part 2

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

The second of two installments of the story of Austin Zelmer, who worked for Graniterock for thirty-five years.
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An Interview with Ed Bowles, March 6, 2012

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Ed Bowles was born in 1936 in Eagle Pass, Texas, just over the Rio Grande from Piedras Negras, Mexico. Ed’s dad was a border patrolman for the U.S. Customs Agency, his mom was from Mexico, and Ed grew up bilingual. “We’d talk to Daddy in English and Mama in Spanish.” When he was ten, Ed’s parents decided that California would be a better place to raise a family, and they moved to Aromas. Living near the Quarry, Ed and his friends would swim in the lake at the top of the hill and use the showers by the old Quarry softener house. He also remembers swimming with friends in the Pajaro River. “We used to dive in and ride through the culvert pipe near the Quarry. We’d hold our breath, the current would shoot us across and we’d come out the other side.”
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Interesting Tale of Austin Zelmer's life at Graniterock - Part 1

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

The first of two installments of the story of Austin Zelmer, who worked for Graniterock for thirty- five years.
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FASCINATING LOOK AT THE LOGAN (WILSON) QUARRY AND IN THE TOWN OF AROMAS – MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In February, 1989, Betsy Woolpert sat down with Grace Marshall Totten to hear about her memories of life at the Logan (now Wilson) Quarry. Here in Grace’s own words are some of those fascinating stories of life more than 100 years ago.
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The A.R. Wilson Era Continues - As Told By Robert Cozzens

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

The third in a series on the history of Logan Quarry by Robert Cozzens, who worked with Graniterock for over 62 years, this excerpt is taken from a history he created in 1974. 
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The First Decade of Operations at Logan Quarry

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

The second in a series on the history of Logan Quarry by Robert Cozzens, who worked with Graniterock for over 62 years, this excerpt is taken from a history he created in 1974.
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