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Walkersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crusher Shed

 
 
Crusher Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. Crusher Shed Marker
Inscription.  These three walls supported the crusher shed, which contained a sieve and hoppers. The rock crusher was located next to the building. The large, steel cylinder was called a multiple rotating sieve, which sorted crushed stone into various sizes.

Workers brought stone from the quarry and fed it into the crusher. The crushed stone was then fed by conveyor belt into the metal sieve, which revolved at a slight angle. At the base of the sieve you can see part of the gearing that turned it. The stone fell through the different sized holes into hoppers, sorted by size.

Horse carts and trucks were backed into the passageways under the shed and were filled with different sizes of stone to be sold for road work. This stone was not heated in the kilns.
 
Erected by Frederick County Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 28.533′ N, 77° 22.059′ W. Marker is in Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from
Multiple Rotating Sieve image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
2. Multiple Rotating Sieve
Fountain Rock Court east of Fountain Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Fountain Rock Court, Walkersville MD 21793, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inside the Kiln (a few steps from this marker); The Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Chemistry in the Kiln (within shouting distance of this marker); Atop the Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Working the Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Grinder / Slaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Watercress Farming (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walkersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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