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Location DB > United States > New York > Syracuse > Split Rock Quarry
Split Rock Quarry
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created by vwtype3guy on 4/8/2006 2:59 PM
last modified by vwtype3guy on 1/27/2011 6:26 PM
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An abandoned quarry with a history like no other. The only remnants today include the stone rock crusher, and various structural elements of a place once known to all as “The Rock.” It is a wonderful place to explore, walk, hike, off-road, and relax—enjoy the tranquil mix of unparalleled history and nature (and hopefully, the hauntings!)
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Syracuse, New York
United States
Owner: New York State (Department of Environmental Conservation)
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    Rock crusher (main attraction)
    Catwalks in the rock crusher
    Collapsed tunnels
    Structural remnants
    Abandoned truck
    ~5 miles of hiking/ATV/snowmobile trails

     Security Measures
  • Split Rock Quarry is a historic site. The fences aren't there to keep you out, rather, to protect you from falling down the cliffs. The entire place is wide open and completely accessible. Posted signs denote private property bordering the quarry; if you take notice of them while hiking, you should be fine. Shotgun shells have been seen all over the area, so beware. Look out for ATVs as well.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1881
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Camera, rope (if you wish to venture into the catwalks), gloves and head protection wouldn't hurt in the rock crusher.

     Media Coverage
    July 2, 1918

    KILLS 50, INJURES 45

    Terrific Blast in T.N.T. Plant of Semet-Solvay Company Sends
    Many Victims to Hospitals and Morgue - List of Dead and
    Hurt May be Increased When Final Tally Is Made Today -
    Flames Shoot High in Air and Intense Heat,
    Noxious Gases and Poisonous Smoke Hamper
    Work of Firemen and Rescuers.

    *This was the heading of the Post-Standard's 16,500 special edition papers printed just an hour after the explosion.*

     Future Plans
    It will remain a historic site.

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    First Visit
    Fri, Sep 1st, 2006
    posted by vwtype3guy
    11 pictures
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    Historical Postcards
    Fri, Sep 1st, 2006
    posted by vwtype3guy
    3 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by tribeachpunk on 1/27/2011 9:40 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 27 11 at 21:40, tribeachpunk validated this location
  • on Jan 27 11 at 18:26, vwtype3guy changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Jan 26 11 at 7:13, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 26 11 at 6:23, vwtype3guy made this location public
  • on Jan 26 11 at 6:23, vwtype3guy made this location available
  • on Jan 26 11 at 6:22, vwtype3guy changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Nov 6 10 at 3:44, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 21 10 at 23:33, Emperor Wang added this location to the delete queue
  • on Sep 1 06 at 5:20, vwtype3guy changed the following: Owner
  • on Sep 1 06 at 5:06, vwtype3guy updated gallery First Visit
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