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

A Unique Dinner Bell

 
 
A Unique Dinner Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. A Unique Dinner Bell Marker
Inscription.  Look at the neat, machine-drilled blasting hole in this rock.

Each day at noon and again in the evening as workers departed the quarry, they set off black powder or dynamite placed into holes in the rock. When they returned, workers could dig out the stone loosened by the blast. Local farmers claimed that the noon blast at the quarry became a signal which told them when to go home for lunch.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 29.471′ N, 87° 47.756′ 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. Limestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Excess Soil (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murder! (about 700 feet away); Stone Crusher (approx. 0.2 miles away); Play Ball

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(approx. 0.2 miles 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.
 
A Unique Dinner Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. A Unique Dinner Bell Marker
A Unique Dinner Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. A Unique Dinner Bell 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 163 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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