Quarries in New England

A turn of the century picture of a Brighton quarry, one of many run by the Rowe family.

Globe Archive photo

The last active Quincy quarry closed in 1963, but there are still active quarries in New England, some of which are used the ubiquitous granite counter-top.

From the Archives | The Origins of the Globe

From the archives: March 4, 1872

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Originally called “The Boston Daily Globe,” the first Globe ran eight pages and featured no photos. Click through to see the very first edition of the newspaper.

Editorial | From the archives: March 5, 1972

How the Globe began

The Boston Globe launched its first edition 140 years ago, on Monday, March 4, 1872. This article, published for the Globe’s centennial in 1972, tells the story of how the newspaper began.