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Photos: Stone cutting, from buildings to the curling rink

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1 The original crew of stone carvers and cutters pose at Rich-McFarlane Cut Stone Co. in Minneapolis, about 1918. Dean McFarlane's great-grandfather is sixth from the right. 
2 The original Rich-McFarlane Cut Stone Co., located in Minneapolis, is pictured here in 1917. 
3 David and John R. McFarlane pose at the Winnipeg, Manitoba Curling Club about 1930. 
4 Dean McFarlane throws a curling stone during a match at the St. Paul Curling Club in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2012. McFarlane is a fourth-generation curler whose family once used handmade stones made by the Rich-McFarlane Cut Stone Co. 
5 Dean McFarlane, right, and Jim Kmiecik analyze their positions during a match at the St. Paul Curling Club in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2012. McFarlane is a fourth-generation curler whose family once used handmade stones made by the McFarlane Cut Stone Co. 
6 A fireplace built by Dean McFarlane warms patrons at the St. Paul Curling Club in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2012. The fireplace was constructed by the McFarlane family in memory of Dean's great-grandfather after he died. 
7 David McFarlane, dressed in white, watches as the cornerstone is laid at Walter Library on the University of Minnesota campus in 1923. The Rich-McFarlane Cut Stone Co. constructed the library. 
8 The McFarlane Stone Co. has worked on dozens of projects around the Twin Cities since its beginnings in the early 1900s, including the Nicholson Hall restoration with reclaimed Lake Superior sandstone at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 
9 The McFarlane Stone Co. has worked on dozens of projects around the Twin Cities since its beginnings in the early 1900s, including an addition at St. Agnes Catholic Church using Indiana limestone in St. Paul, Minn. 
10 The McFarlane Stone Co. has worked on dozens of projects around the Twin Cities since its beginnings in the early 1900s, including a flagpole base of Kasota limestone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.