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The Mulligan Quarry was started by the Mulligan family and soon became the most profitable business on the property. In this video, you will learn what a “modern” late-1800s office looks like, how dangerous the job of limestone quarrying was, how the stone was processed, and how the workers lived.
Facts About the Mulligan Quarry
- Crushed rock for roads
It was done by hand with the use of different tools and the help of horses.
The dynamite blasts, heavy hammers and tools, and falling rocks.
A big furnace or oven.
24 hours a day for up to 2 weeks
Workers at the quarry
Around 12 cents a day
To watch the limekilns
Because of how close it was to the quarry and the dynamite blasts.
A General Store. (This was only for display, and was never actually in use)