Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Whitest Marble in the World
Photo of the Lincoln Memorial courtesy 123rf.com
The marble used in the beautiful Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D. C. comes from my home state, Alabama. Alabama marble is the state stone, and is mentioned in the state song (yes, states have representative stones like they have state flowers, state birds, etc.). This marble is used in banks and other buildings throughout the United States and the world. It has been called the whitest marble in the world, and rivals the wonderful Italian marble. For more information click here1 and click here2 and click here3. What did you learn today?