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John Prall, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War purchased a grist mill from Daniel Howell in 1794. Prall was an enterprising man and launched a development program that included a new stone grist mill to replace the wooden one that Howell had built. He also built a saw mill, several stone houses and a stone structure that served various purposes (including an office and a store).

He also opened this stone quarry you see here and operated two fisheries in the Delaware River, making the community of Prallsville a major commercial center for the rural countryside. His home and his Prallsville Mills are now a state historic site in New Jersey.

Today was the first time I visited the quarry and I was surprised how close he lived to this quarry -- it was in his back yard! Thankfully, because nature has taken over again, today it looks more like a pond than a quarry.

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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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