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

Limestone

 
 
Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Limestone Marker
Inscription.  Millions of years ago, Wisconsin was covered by a vast, shallow inland sea, teeming with marine life. Over time, the shells of animals such as gastropods and corals became fossilized in limestone deposits. Twelve thousand years ago during the last ice age, a glacier advancing toward Lake Michigan made striations, or scratches, in the exposed limestone.

Look for fossils and striation marks on the bare limestone at Quarry Lake.

Gastropods (snails) and corals fossilized in limestone deposits.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology.
 
Location. 43° 29.47′ N, 87° 47.725′ 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. A Unique Dinner Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Excess Soil (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murder!

Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Limestone Marker
(about 600 feet away); Play Ball (about 700 feet away); Stone Crusher (about 700 feet away); A Reminder of Days Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Destination and Uses of the Limestone (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 26, 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 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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