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Near Kewaunee in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kewaunee County Lime Kilns

 
 
Kewaunee County Lime Kilns Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
1. Kewaunee County Lime Kilns Marker
Inscription.
Before modern cement came onto the market, lime was used in the making of mortar for brick and stonework. Lime was also used for whitewashing wood instead of painting. Large furnaces used heat to reduce nearby limestone rocks into lime.

As early as 1853, lime kilns were operated in the county by the Seth Moore family. The kiln portions which still stand near here were built in 1893 by the Nast brothers. The pictures show the kilns as well as a row of houses built for the workers, who were mostly Italian.
 
Erected 1996 by the Kewaunee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 27.579′ N, 87° 33.049′ W. Marker is near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker can be reached from County Highway F south of County Highway C, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the back part of Bruemmer Park and Zoo. Marker is at or near this postal address: E4297 County Highway F, Kewaunee WI 54216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Mill (approx. half a mile away); Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area (approx. 2 miles away); Courthouse Square (approx. 2.3
Kewaunee County Lime Kilns Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
2. Kewaunee County Lime Kilns Marker
miles away); Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Great Kewaunee Fire (approx. 2.4 miles away); Early History of Kewaunee (approx. 2.4 miles away); Barge "Emerald" (approx. 2.5 miles away); Car – Ferry Service (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kewaunee.
 
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Kewaunee County Lime Kilns Site image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
3. Kewaunee County Lime Kilns Site
Nearby Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
4. Nearby Memorial Garden
Kaylee Ray Mertens Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
5. Kaylee Ray Mertens Memorial
'An angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away' In Loving memory of Kaylee Ray Mertens, Too well loved to ever be forgotten Love Mom & Dad Parents; Hug & Kiss your children today, you may never know what tomorrow will bring.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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