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Near Grand Ledge in Eaton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

What's Buried Down Below?

 
 
What's Buried Down Below? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
1. What's Buried Down Below? Marker
Inscription.
Looking down hill from this area you may notice a pond. Once two types of shale were processed from this quarry and used for brick making. It was said that at one time this quarry was over 60 feet deep and that during the last years of operations a steam engine used in running shale up the track was left at the bottom of this quarry as it began to fill with water. Through diving expeditions it has been discovered that over the ages this quarry has filled in and is currently 20 to 25 feet at its deepest point with no sign of steam engine remains. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 42° 46.065′ N, 84° 45.929′ W. Marker is near Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton County. Marker is on unnamed park road 0.2 miles west of Tallman Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Lincoln Brick Park, about 2 miles from downtown Grand Ledge. It is along a trail to the quarry and can be hard to see from the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge MI 48837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quarrying and Carrying (within shouting distance of this marker); Where You are Standing Wasn't Always Woods (about 300 feet away, measured in
What's Buried Down Below? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
2. What's Buried Down Below? Marker
a direct line); Through Fire, Depression and War - The Legend Lives On (about 600 feet away); Why Lincoln Bricks Were Better (about 600 feet away); The Old Boiler Room and Sand House (about 600 feet away); Bring Bricks Back to Nature (about 700 feet away); Fitzgerald Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald Home (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Ledge.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
The Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 7, 2018
3. The Quarry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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