Besides explaining the geology of the once famous sandstone deposit,
the work details the histories of the quarries, tracing their development
from their beginnings in the 1830s to their demise in 1912. At one
time, the Leesville Stone Co. was a million dollar a year business
and employed two hundred men. The commercial quarrying of sandstone
in Leesville began and ended in Lowe-Volk Park.
The book also explains the quarrying and processing methods and
describes the various products that were sold locally, throughout
Ohio, and out of state as well. This book is illustrated with over
150 vintage and color photos, maps, and engravings of the quarries
past and present, the machinery, tools, and products.