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Macnamaras’ Marvellous Marble History Tour
Leader: Dave Forsyth
Beneath the mud, clays and Ordovician sediments, all of Arnprior is underlain by Precambrian marble. From the mid 1800s until perhaps 1900, marble from Arnprior quarries was fashioned into monuments, urns, pedestals, columns, tabletops, baptismal fonts, headstones and even blocks for the first Houses of Parliament. This tour will help us appreciate: the marble sites within Arnprior, the people involved in the industry, some off their products and the significance of Arnprior’s “Marble Industry”.