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
    Latitude: 45.0737736258475 Longitude: -83.4112494125366
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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
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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.