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texanist pink graniteQ: Recently, I was visiting the lovely town of Bar Harbor, on lovely Mount Desert Island, in the lovely state of Maine, where I was shocked to read the following statement on a historical marker: “Mount Desert Island was a world-renowned source for pink granite for buildings (such as the Philadelphia Mint and the capitol building in Austin, Texas).” What the . . . ?! That can’t be true, can it? Dave Pasley, San AntonioA: The Texanist, in his long life, has had the opportunity to spend time in bars, on harbors, on mountains, in deserts, and on islands. He has even had the pleasure of knocking back a few at bars on harbors, on mountains, in deserts, on mountains in the middle of deserts, and, of course, on…

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