Wallace and Area Museum
Wallace, Nova Scotia

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Wallace Sandstone: "Building Stones for a Nation"

 
Wallace Sandstone.
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Pangea
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Map of earth 300 million BC
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Part of an A.F. Church map showing Wallace in relation to Nova Scotia.
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1870 A.F. Church map of Wallace area showing village quarry sites
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Wallace River, site of first quarries in 1811.
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Historic Swing Railway Bridge over the Wallace River
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Railway Bridge over the Wallace River
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Layers sandstone deposit
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Sandstone bowls
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Stone from blast exposing where a bowl had formed.
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Two small sandstone bowls
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A small herd of bowls
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Coffee mug sold by the Wallace and Area Museum
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Petrified tree trunk from the plant Coridites.
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Growth rings visible in the petrified tree trunk found in the quarry.
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Point Chisels
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Demonstration of stone cutting using a point chisel to level the surface.
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