A whole town made of sandstone?

January 14, 2016

Here’s an example of a sandstone building in Sandstone, Minnesota. This former Minneapolis Trust Company building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo credit: Elkman/Wikimedia Commons)

Anyone who ever watched the cartoon The Flintstones knows that everything in the town was made of rock.

How about Sandstone, Minnesota?

Not quite. However, the town was named after the sandstone quarry at the edge of town back in 1887.

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...