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Belgium in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stone Crusher

 
 
Stone Crusher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Stone Crusher Marker
Inscription. Mules pulled rail cars laden with stone from the quarry and cables hauled them to the crusher, which could handle 1,500 yards of stone each day. Working like an enormous grater, the crusher produced small stones and limestone powder which were carried out by conveyors. After 1920, washed-gravel roadbeds were preferred over crushed limestone. Soon, the pumps ceased to run at this once-flourishing quarry, and it gradually filled with water, becoming the deep, serene lake you see today.

Only the pilings remain of a once powerful stone crusher built in 1902. The pilings are usually submerged underwater about one foot.
 
Location. 43° 29.576′ N, 87° 47.638′ 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, WI 53004). The marker is along the Stonehaven Historical Trail. The trail starts just south of the Ansay Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Belgium WI 53004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Destination and Uses of the Limestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire! Fire! Fire! (within shouting distance of this marker); About the Quarry and the Limestone

Stone Crusher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Stone Crusher Marker
(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); The Company Store (about 300 feet away); Stonehaven Housing (about 400 feet away); The Krier House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Stone Crusher Remains image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. Stone Crusher Remains
Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
4. Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 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.
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