Michigan Alkali Quarry
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Negatives
Description
The Michigan Alkali Company opened a quarry in Alpena, and the first shipment of limestone left in 1903. There was much waste in their production. J. B. Ford, Vice-President of the company, found a solution - make cement from the "waste." The Huron Portland Cement Company was formed, and cement production began in 1908.
Date of Original
c 1904
Dimensions
Width: 3886 px
Height: 2305 px
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 3886px
Image Height: 2305px
Subject(s)
Collection
Knechtel Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan Alkali Quarry:
    Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.0735008655011 Longitude: -83.4051339759827
Donor
Dennis Knechtel
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Knechtel Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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Michigan Alkali Quarry


The Michigan Alkali Company opened a quarry in Alpena, and the first shipment of limestone left in 1903. There was much waste in their production. J. B. Ford, Vice-President of the company, found a solution - make cement from the "waste." The Huron Portland Cement Company was formed, and cement production began in 1908.