Limestone Quarry


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
The Michigan Alkali Company, incorporated in 1894, was built in Wyandotte, Michigan to produce soda sh for the manufacture of glass. Salt and limestone were key ingredients. A site was selected at Alpena for the mining of limestone. Land was purchased and a quarry was opened. The first shipment of limestone to Wyandotte was on June 8, 1903.
Date of Original:
c 1910
Dimensions:
Width: 1578 px
Height: 996 px
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 1578px
Image Height: 996px
Subject(s):
Collection:
Clarissa M. Howe Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Location of quarry:
    Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.0737736258475
    Latitude: 45.0737736258475 Longitude: -83.4112494125366
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Clarissa M. Howe Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

Limestone Quarry
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Limestone Quarry


The Michigan Alkali Company, incorporated in 1894, was built in Wyandotte, Michigan to produce soda sh for the manufacture of glass. Salt and limestone were key ingredients. A site was selected at Alpena for the mining of limestone. Land was purchased and a quarry was opened. The first shipment of limestone to Wyandotte was on June 8, 1903.