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

Excess Soil

 
 
Excess Soil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, June 20, 2018
1. Excess Soil Marker
Inscription.  Workers removed the overburden of soil to expose the limestone before quarrying could begin. They loaded the debris into side dump-cars which "donkey engines" pulled along rails toward the lake. En route, workers spread the dirt out beside the tracks. When the soil built up to a point that side-dumping became impossible, workers moved the track south a few feet to begin the cycle again.

This very straight hill, approximately 1/8 mile long, was built from this overburden.

Workers stand beside a "donkey engine" used to haul soil from the quarry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 29.452′ N, 87° 47.648′ 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. Murder! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Limestone (about 400 feet

Excess Soil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Excess Soil Marker
away); Play Ball (about 400 feet away); A Unique Dinner Bell (about 500 feet away); Stone Crusher (about 800 feet away); A Reminder of Days Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Steamer Niagara: The Fiery End (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (approx. 0.2 miles 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 25, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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