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Tenino once was a quarry town, with three working sandstone operations. The former Hercules Quarry now is the towns swimming hole. The towns museum, a former railroad depot near the pool, is ...
2020-6-15The Tenino Quarry Pool A priceless gem of Thurston County. The Quarry Pool was originally a working Sandstone Quarry in the late 1800s. It was run by The Hercules Sandstone Company. Its products were used to construct many of Teninos buildings after a substantial fire in the early 20th century as well as notable buildings along the West Coast.
The Tenino Stone Co. was located on the site of the present city park and pool, and began shipping stone out in 1889. A second quarry soon followed east of town called Eureka Sandstone Co. and a third, Hercules Stone Co., was founded on Lemon Hill west of Tenino in the early 1900s.
2020-6-24The Tenino Depot Museum was built in 1914 as the train depot stop. The structure was built of sandstone and moved to its present location in 1975. The Tenino Depot Museum, is housed in the last railroad depot building that served Tenino. It was built in 1914 and given to the City of Tenino when the Northern Pacific Railroad rerouted the Tenino-to Tacoma section of its track.
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2020-5-11The Tenino Quarry Pool is a swimming hole unlike any other. The facility, located in a historic sandstone quarry, showcases Teninos early history, when quarrying operations supplied buildings as far away as San Francisco and Philadelphia and caused the bustling community to be known as the Sandstone Metropolisin The Olympian newspaper.
2019-5-28Teninos Quarry House will be renovated to the tune of 350,000, thanks to a Community Development Block Grant CDBG that Thurston County approved Thursday, May 23. The Quarry House was originally the quarry office and headquarters of Tenino Sandstone Company and has been in the city for over 100 years, according to the press release.
2011-1-6Oh yeah, did I tell ya that the quarry has a forest growing on the wall just above it with all sorts of Maple and Alder growing up there, and all those leaves have dumped into the quarry over the last 80 years so even the slightest of motion caused the sides and bottom though wed not seen the bottom to explode in a massive silt cloud.
Stained on the left and unstained blocks of Tenino sandstone. My tour guide Keith Phillips has worked at the quarry for many years. He is a master stone carver and uses many tools from earlier generations of stone masons. His work is quite stunning and beautiful. His best known projects were for the Temple of Justice and lantern on the State ...
Tenino. Ca. 1906 view of the Hercules Sandstone Co. quarry in Tenino. Photo by Asahel Curtis. Source Washington State Historical Society. Ca. 1890 view of the Northern Pacific Railway depot and other buildings at Roy, Pierce County. Source Washington State Historical Society.
2020-4-23JBLM in 10 drove south to Washington states stone city, more commonly known as Tenino, to highlight the biggest attractions in the area the Sandstone Quarry Swimming Pool, Sandstone Distillery, Sandstone Cafe and Millersylvania State Park. Watch the video to learn more about Tenino
Hercules Sandstone Company Office Originally located near the Hercules Sandstone Company Quarry west of Tenino, In 1922, each stone of the building was numbered, moved separately, and reassembled at it current site at the corner of Sussex and Hodgen. It is currently Teninos City Hall. Tenino Stone Company Quarry 2712 Huston Street 1891 ...
2020-6-20In its historic heyday, Tenino was home to a booming sandstone quarry that put the town on the map. With its own wooden currency and an economy based on the business of sandstone back in the late 1800s, the current day town hearkens back to its roots with a focus on history and natural beauty. Recently recommended as a Northwest getaway in the Seattle Times, this Stone Town rocks with a ...
2015-6-29photo captions top Scene at the quarry of the Hercules Sandstone Company, Tenino, Washington, showing the wonderful tensile strength of the Hercules ledge stone which is beautiful in color and especially desirable for building operations in the Pacific Northwest. bottom Scene in a sandstone quarry near Tenino.
2020-4-7The Tenino Stone Company Quarry, at City Park in Tenino, Washington, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.. It is also known as the Memorial Swimming is the site of a sandstone quarry from which stone was removed in a box shape, about 900 feet 270 m long, 60 feet 18 m wide, and 90 feet 27 m deep. It is used as a swimming and diving pool.
2020-5-15Media in category Quarry Pool, Tenino, Washington The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Tenino, WA - looking toward Quarry Pool late on a
Tenino has been on my summer travel bucket list for quite some time, not because of its Atlas Obscura notoriety, but because of the picturesque Quarry Swimming Pool. Once a working sandstone quarry, the pit filled with water when a quarryman supposedly struck a freshwater spring with his machinery. Deep End and Diving Area
Tenino Washington was and is a small town in southwestern Washington. In the 50s and 60s , it was home to loggers, railroad workers as well as workers in Olympia. Natives in the 1800s had a big Swap Meet in the valley and later came loggers, and five Sandstone Quarry Pits.
2017-5-23Tenino Showcases Rich History of Wooden Money, Sandstone Quarry Looking Back Exhibits Part of Thurston County Through the Decades Program By Natalie Johnson njohnsonchronline.com
2017-5-25On Sunday, Jo Fenton-Coleman sat in front of the sandstone steps of the house where she was born and told passersby about charmed childhood summers spent swimming in the pool formed by the sandstone quarry founded by her grandfather, S.W. Fenton.
2020-6-23The city of Tenino is a speck on the map of southern Washington. On a drive from Seattle to Portland, youd probably miss it. But from the late 19th century well into the 20th, Tenino pronounced Tah-NINE-oh was known as the Sandstone Capital of the West.
2020-1-223. Tenino Stone Company Quarry House 1900 The first quarry house for the Tenino Stone Company Quarry Site was located where the Depot Museum is. This second quarry house originally had a stone fireplace, an ornate sandstone fence in front and porch columns. Only the columns and portions of the fence remain. Beside the quarry house, the Tenino
2020-6-20The shallow side at Teninos quarry pool. Photo credit Tom Byrne, via Flickr CC. Framed by moss-flecked sandstone blocks and fronting a picturesque forest waterfall, the Tenino Quarry Pool looks like a lush resort escape. That is, until the gates open and families from all over the Northwest spill onto the scene, arranging towels on the grassy shore, taking a cooling dip or plunging from the ...
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