This picture is of the Hobbs Quarry in Stevens Point. This quarry was located past our grandfather’s farm (Ray Rockwell) on what is now called, “Rockwell Road” . The original picture is a black and white 4” X 8” print pasted on heavy gray cardstock. No names are written on the back. Two people can be identified in this picture-the man with the heavy white beard on the far right is Bernard (Barney) Rockwell because of a labeled portrait of him that is in our possession. Barney Rockwell was the grandfather to Ray Rockwell. The little boy in the picture is either Ray Rockwell as a child or his older brother, Charles. A picture that came from Ethel Rockwell shows this boy at this exact age but with no name on the picture. My brother thinks that he remembers our grandfather, Ray Rockwell, saying that it is he in the picture. (Charles Rockwell died as a young man of 23 as a result of a quarry accident; he was hit in the hip with the boom and passed away after two years of bed rest). Ray Rockwell was born in 1898 and he looks to be about 10-12 in this picture, making the date to be in the early 1900’s.
The Hobbs Quarry
March 21, 2009
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