Quarrying Exhibit :
Collection:
Quarrying Collection
Description:
Pike River Granite Company plant located on the south end of Amberg east of the railroad tracks. The Amberg plant had about fifteen workers and received wages averaging from four to five dollars a day for nine hours work. The plant produced an average of twenty two carloads of monumental stone each year. The company operated quarries in Amberg and Middle Inlet and a shed in Marinette. The building later became a sawmill.
Dimension Details:
Display copy enlarged to 8 x 10.
Notes:
Original copy in office file.
Catalog Number:
0009.15
Object Name:
Postcard
Print Size:
3.5 x 5.5
Search Terms:
Pike River Granite Company
Subjects:
Quarrying
Gravestones
Granite quarrying
Title:
Pike River Granite Company Plant
Kid Tales:
Can you find one of the gravestones shown in the picture that was made at this plant? A gravestone still sits near the railroad tracks where the plant was located in Amberg.
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Pike River Granite Company PlantPike River Granite Company Plant