Swenson Granite story for Meredith Historical Society

MEREDITH — Do you know that the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Library of Congress and the Pentagon included granite from New Hampshire?

Learn more on Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. when the Meredith Historical Society hosts Dave Duford of The Swenson Granite Company of Concord. He will present a slide show and photos explaining how Swenson Granite grew from modest beginnings in the 1800's to become the leading producer of building granite in the USA. It's the true story of a hard working immigrant family achieving the American dream.

The presentation is free open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A very brief business meeting will be held. The Meredith Historical Society is located at 45 Main Street and is open from Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Farm Museum, located on Winona Rd., is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Labor Day, and Saturdays only until Columbus Day. Scenic puzzles taken from historical postcards may be purchased at either location. For more information contact 707-6078.