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The Dorset Quarry

Listed under Industrial in Vermont, United States.

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Dorset, Vermont is home to the oldest marble quarry in the United States, mined in 1785. It is also home to the co-founder of alcoholics-anonymous, Bill West. The Quarry is large enough to handle a big crowd and many cars and sometimes there as many as 100 visitors swimming and jumping into the water.

If you want to stay overnight there is a commercial campground right across the street from the Dorset Quarry. This becomes a beautiful area on hot summer days when many families and people can be seen basking in the sun or swimming in the water.

It may be one of the most picturesque sites in New England.

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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