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

Quarrying and Carrying

 
 
Quarrying and Carrying Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
1. Quarrying and Carrying Marker
Inscription.  The large pieces of shale rock that were dynamited from the quarry were carried up to the top of this hill by mining carts and dumped into the crusher which pulverized these 400 pound slabs into a dusty chalk which was sent down to the Pug Mill room at the base of the hill. You may have noticed the remains of one of the carts just up the hill to your left. To reach the Pug Mill, marker number 5, continue down the roadway to your left. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 46.037′ N, 84° 45.941′ W. Marker is near Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker can be reached from 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 near marker #4 and can't be seen from the road. Touch for map. 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. What's Buried Down Below? (within shouting distance of this marker); Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods
Quarrying and Carrying Marker and Cart image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
2. Quarrying and Carrying Marker and Cart
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (about 800 feet away); Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better (about 800 feet away); The Old Boiler Room and Sand House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bring Bricks Back to Nature (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Aug. 19, 2022