Burning the Stone (Limestone)

Darell Apitz
Issue Date: 
February 1985

Thorough research documents 85 years of making lime, a “mortar material used by stone masons and bricklayers.” Beginning in 1853, the industry flourished but began to decline when Portland cement became available, and finally closed its doors in 1939.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Minnesota River Valley, Jefferson, Coughlan, Fowler, Pay, Mankato Lime Company