Belgium in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Company Store
Workers bought pasta, tobacco, kegs of wine, and just about everything except beer, at the company store. They bought beer at taverns in Lake Church, Schanens and Grof's, or from Grof's delivery wagon.
On Saturday nights, quarry workers cashed in their weekly accumulation of tokens - one for every cart of stone quarried. Each token was approximately the size and value of a quarter. The best worker might earn nine dollars for a 10 hour work day.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 43° 29.625′ N, 87° 47.624′ W. Marker was in Belgium, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. The marker is located within Harrington Beach State Park along the Stonehaven Historical Trail which starts just south of the Ansay Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 531 County Rd D, Belgium WI 53004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Destination and Uses of the Limestone (a few steps from this marker); Fire! Fire! Fire! About the Quarry and the Limestone (a few steps from this marker); Stonehaven Housing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Krier House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Reminder of Days Past (within shouting distance of this marker); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Crusher (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on November 25, 2023, by Jim Schaettle of Madison, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.