AT FORT HAYS
building was built in the 1860s by the federal government
to protect the builders of the railroad from possible Indian attacks.
Its colorful history includes names like Custer, Wild Bill Hickok,
and Buffalo Bill. Today the Fort is open year round to visitors
for tours of the historic site. It was constructed of limestone
that was quarried from a site nearby. We went back to the original
site to quarry replacement material. We quarried over 700 cubic
feet of stone, dressed it and replaced damaged ones on the building
with the new material.