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A local Boy Scout historian is leading the effort in Barre, a city known as "the granite center of the world," to complete the project â€” a granite statue of a scout carrying a person on his shoulders. The original project ceased following the 1941 death of Italian-born artist Carlo Abate, who helped train generations of Barre artists. The Boy Scout sculpture would join three existing works of art that commemorate the city's heritage as a granite center made famous by its immigrants. "We've erected monuments throughout America and even the world and we only have three within the city,