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Set in Stone

Steve Greene, Milt Greene, Fred Wedd, .jpgSteve Greene, far left, and Milt Greene of Greene’s Masonry Supply created a nameplate on a 5,000-pound block of Mount Airy granite that is part of the Department of Geology’s Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory at Appalachian State University. The granite block was donated by N.C. Granite company. Pictured with the Greenes is the laboratory’s namesake, Fred Webb Jr., who was the first chairman of the Department of Geology. The laboratory, located beside Rankin Science Building, is open to the public. It contains 31 oversized boulders from four states representing a billion years of the Appalachian region’s geologic history. (Photo courtesy of Andy Heckert, director of the McKinney Geology Teaching Museum and an assistant professor in the Department of Geology)