A. R. Wilson Quarry Historical

A. R. Wilson Quarry Historical (HM1WHA)

Location: Aromas, CA 95004 San Benito County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 53.825', W 121° 38.088'

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Named for Arthur R. Wilson, who founded Granite Rock Company on February 14, 1900, this quarry has been the heart of Granite Rock's business since the beginning. In more than a century of continuous operation, the quarry has seen destruction from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the economic devastation of the Great Depression, the challenges and opportunities of two World Wars, as well as growth and modernization.

Early mining operations were tough. Men used picks and shovels to mine rock that was hauled by mule-drawn wagons to the railroad siding for shipment. Hand work was gradually replaced by steam shovels and crushers, and mule power was replaced with a steam locomotive. Today the quarry uses a modern fleet of haul trucks and loaders, a giant mobile primary crusher, miles of electronic conveyors, and a computer control screening, crushing and washing plant to produce high quality construction aggregates used in concrete, asphalt, and other applications.
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Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByEl Viceroy Marques de Branciforte E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1797 and Monterey Viejo E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1846
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 621636 N 4084325
Decimal Degrees36.89708333, -121.63480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 53.825', W 121° 38.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 53' 49.5" N, 121° 38' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 521 Quarry Rd, Aromas CA 95004, US
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