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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stonewall Limestone Quarries and Kilns (Stonewall)

Quarrying at Stonewall began around 1880 as part of an emerging limestone industry in southern and central Manitoba. The Stonewall quarries were noted for their continuous production of various limestone-based construction materials. The quarries were long the economic mainstay of the town.

While ordinary building stone was taken in the early years of settlement, the more significant aspect of the Stonewall trade was to be the high quality quicklime produced in the kilns by burning limestone. The whiteness of this product placed it in demand for use in plasters. Commercial quarrying ceased in 1967 with the depletion of high quality reserves of Stonewall Formation limestone.

A plaque was placed at this site by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba.

Stonewall Quarries

Stonewall quarry plaque with kilns in background (2008)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.14217, W97.32689
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Quarry Park Heritage Arts Centre (166 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rosehill Limestone Quarry and Kilns (RM of Siglunes)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2015

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