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Belgium in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Company Store

 
 
The Company Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. The Company Store Marker
Inscription.  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. 43° 29.625′ N, 87° 47.624′ W. Marker is 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 is 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 marker. Destination and Uses of the Limestone (a few steps from this marker); Fire! Fire! Fire! (a few steps from this marker); About the Quarry and the Limestone (a few steps

The Company Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. The Company Store Marker
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.
 
Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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