Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm
By Susan Siegel and Jane Daniels, Yorktown Trail Town Committee Members will
join us for an informative look back at a forgotten part of Yorktown’s history.
The Mohegan Quarry, tucked away in a corner of Yorktown’s Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, was once a major industry in Yorktown. At its peak in the 1920s, the quarry employed as many as 300 workers and was considered one of New York State’s largest suppliers of building granite. The quarry supplied its very special “golden granite” to many iconic buildings, including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Its skilled carvers created the eagles on the Arlington Bridge Washington, D.C.
The Yorktown Trail Town Committee has researched the Mohegan Quarry operation from its beginnings in 1890 to its last known contract in 1941, including the quarry’s economic and social impacts on Yorktown and the surrounding communities.
Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak, Town of Yorktown, New York