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

From Booming Business to Quiet Park

 
 
From Booming Business to Quiet Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. From Booming Business to Quiet Park Marker
Inscription.  The quiet, peaceful scene at Harrington Beach State Park contrasts sharply with its former life as a quarry and company town. You can just imagine the noise as limestone was blasted loose, hauled in steel cars by mules, pulled by cable along inclined tramways, crushed by a giant crusher and shipped out by wooden, slab-sided ships via Lake Michigan. Harrington Beach State Park was established in the early 1960s, 40 years after the quarry closed.

We hope you have enjoyed your hike and encourage you to come again.

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These tracks once carried limestone to the crusher.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 43° 29.609′ N, 87° 47.681′ W. Marker is in Belgium, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker can be reached from Sauk trail Road 0.4 miles south of County Road D, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located within Harrington Beach State Park along the Stonehaven Historical Trail which starts just south of
From Booming Business to Quiet Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. From Booming Business to Quiet Park Marker
the Ansay Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 County Road 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 Reminder of Days Past (here, next to this marker); The Company Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Destination and Uses of the Limestone (about 300 feet away); Stone Crusher (about 300 feet away); Fire! Fire! Fire! (about 300 feet away); About the Quarry and the Limestone (about 300 feet away); Stonehaven Housing (about 400 feet away); The Krier House (about 500 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 June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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