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

Stone Crusher

 
 
Stone Crusher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Stone Crusher Marker
Inscription.  Mules pulled rail cars laden with stone from the quarry and cables hauled them to the crusher, which could handle 1,500 yards of stone each day. Working like an enormous grater, the crusher produced small stones and limestone powder which were carried out by conveyors. After 1920, washed-gravel roadbeds were preferred over crushed limestone. Soon, the pumps ceased to run at this once-flourishing quarry, and it gradually filled with water, becoming the deep, serene lake you see today.

Only the pilings remain of a once powerful stone crusher built in 1902. The pilings are usually submerged underwater about one foot.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 29.576′ N, 87° 47.638′ 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 (within

Stone Crusher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Stone Crusher Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Fire! Fire! Fire! (within shouting distance of this marker); About the Quarry and the Limestone (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); The Company Store (about 300 feet away); Stonehaven Housing (about 400 feet away); The Krier House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
 
Stone Crusher Remains image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. Stone Crusher Remains
Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
4. 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 95 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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