October 12, Woodmen Hall – Boyd Pratt talks Lime Kilns and the “Working West”

Thursday, October 12th, 6pm, Woodmen Hall. Go back in time to the “Working West” of the San Juan Islands – Roche Harbor and the lime kilns. Enjoy “rum” punch (non-alcoholic) and the plucky tunes of the Shark Reef Rounders at 6pm, then stay at 6:30pm for a reading and slideshow from architectural historian Boyd C. Pratt’s new book LIME: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands. Books will be available for purchase. Synopsis below:

Formed through eons of geologic time and sculpted by glaciers, the limestone deposits along the islands’ shores provided the essential ingredients for the block and mortar that built and rebuilt the West Coast’s major cities. Learn all about the islands’ economic booms and busts, dramatic changes to the landscape, bloody murder, contentious lawsuits, and deadly shipwrecks.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library