A Unique Dinner Bell
Each day at noon and again in the evening as workers departed the quarry, they set off black powder or dynamite placed into holes in the rock. When they returned, workers could dig out the stone loosened by the blast. Local farmers claimed that the noon blast at the quarry became a signal which told them when to go home for lunch.
Location. 43° 29.471′ N, 87° 47.756′ 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. Limestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Excess Soil (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murder! (about 700 feet away); Stone Crusher (approx. 0.2 miles away); Play Ball (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Reminder of Days Past (approx. 0.2 miles
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.