MONTELLO Wisconsin



A nice little lake town. you might think. Well, it's a nice little river town,and home to Wisconsin's largest tree. Says wikipedia, anyway.

From the town's website:


The Montello Granite Company's quarry was opened about 1880, and was operated until the 1960's. Tests have proved that for durability and strength there are few granites that anywhere equal the Montello granite. Its qualities are so enduring that it will be found standing in many of our cemeteries uninjured long after the monuments and mausoleums constructed out of most kinds of stone have crumbled into decay.


Good luck combatting the lethal effects of an expanding sun in its death throes, though! Then we'll see how cocky your granite feels!