Aromas in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A. R. Wilson Quarry
Early mining operations were tough. Men used picks and shovels to mine rock that was hauled by mule-drawn wagons to the railroad siding for shipment. Hand work was gradually replaced by steam shovels and crushers, and mule power was replaced with a steam locomotive. Today the quarry uses a modern fleet of haul trucks and loaders, a giant mobile primary crusher, miles of electronic conveyors, and a computer control screening, crushing and washing plant to produce high quality construction aggregates used in concrete, asphalt, and other applications.
Erected 2010 by El Viceroy Marques de Branciforte E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1797 and Monterey Viejo E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1846.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 53.825′ N, 121° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 Quarry Road, Aromas CA 95004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick and Margaret Breen (approx. 6.1 miles away); Campo Santo (approx. 6.1 miles away); San Juan Bautista WW II Veterans (approx. 6.1 miles away); Marentis House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Jim Jack’s Cabin (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fremont Peak (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Portolá Expedition (approx. 6.4 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 12, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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