MOHEGAN QUARRY---YORKTOWN HISTORY
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm
The presentation is by Susan Siegel and Jane Daniels. Susan is a former Yorktown Supervisor and is president of the Yorktown Trail Town Committee and has compiled much of the quarry's history. Jane is a member of the Yorktown Trail Town Committee and is a long time member of the New York New Jersey Trail Conference which maintains many of the Yorktown's trails.
Yorktown created Sylvan Glen Park Preserve which includes the Mohegan Quarry. Known initially as Mohegan Granite Co. but later as Grenci & Ellis, it operated a large quarry in Yorktown in 1890 to 1941. In the 1920s it employed 200 to 300 workers. At its peak it was the largest industry and employer in Yorktown. It provided high quality golden granite for many structures including The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and many early Manhattan buildings.
John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St. Shrub Oak, NY