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Near Grand Ledge in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

What's Buried Down Below?

 
 
What's Buried Down Below? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
1. What's Buried Down Below? Marker
Inscription.  
Looking down hill from this area you may notice a pond. Once two types of shale were processed from this quarry and used for brick making. It was said that at one time this quarry was over 60 feet deep and that during the last years of operations a steam engine used in running shale up the track was left at the bottom of this quarry as it began to fill with water. Through diving expeditions it has been discovered that over the ages this quarry has filled in and is currently 20 to 25 feet at its deepest point with no sign of steam engine remains. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 46.065′ N, 84° 45.929′ W. Marker is near Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker is on unnamed park road, 0.2 miles west of Tallman Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Lincoln Brick Park, about 2 miles from downtown Grand Ledge. It is along a trail to the quarry and can be hard to see from the road. Touch for map
What's Buried Down Below? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
2. What's Buried Down Below? Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge MI 48837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarrying and Carrying (within shouting distance of this marker); Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (about 600 feet away); Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better (about 600 feet away); The Old Boiler Room and Sand House (about 600 feet away); Bring Bricks Back to Nature (about 700 feet away); Fitzgerald Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Ledge Chair Company (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Ledge.
 
The Quarry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
3. The Quarry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Aug. 17, 2022