Destination and Uses of the Limestone
After reaching its destination the limestone was used primarily in roadbeds. Smaller amounts were also sold as riprap and as flux to help the fusion of metals in blast furnaces.
As time passed, washed gravel was found to be cheaper than crushed stone for roadbed construction. Crushed stone was no longer competitive. In 1925 the directors decided to dissolve the Lake Shore Company and the property was sold. Water soon filled the quarry since no pumps were working. An era had ended.
As one looks at Quarry Lake today, with its beautiful forested shores and sheer rock walls, and hears songbirds and wind blowing through the treetops, it is hard to believe that all of this activity once occurred here.
Location. 43° 29.616′ N, 87° 47.621′ W. Marker is in Belgium, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Touch for map. The marker is located within Harrington Beach State Park (531 County Rd. D, Belgium,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire! Fire! Fire! (here, next to this marker); About the Quarry and the Limestone (here, next to this marker); The Company Store (a few steps from this marker); Stonehaven Housing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Krier House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Crusher (within shouting distance of this marker); A Reminder of Days Past (within shouting distance of this marker); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.