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Aug 22, 2016 - Astico County Park, Dodge County, Wisconsin

From Kewaunee, we moved to Harrington Beach State Park, right on the shores of Lake Michigan and near the little town of Belgium. What is now the park was once the site of a quarry that supplied crushed rock used primarily for roadbeds. The rock is dolomitic limestone which contains magnesium making it harder than “pure” limestone. It operated until 1925 when washed gravel was found to be cheaper than crushed stone and it was no longer competitive. Quarry Lake is now a beautiful little lake with sheer rock walls and forested shores. We...

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