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Zukey Lake Cement

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

A lnrge syndicate is being formed to coutrol the cement output of thi country and it is said tbat the mam inoth new cement works at Colábate will be bought np by the trust. The trust may later be called upon to dea with some local capitalists who have been thinking strongly of developing the fine marl beds at Zukey Lake anc with the Detroit capitalists who are irter?sted in the marl beds near Chelsea There are 175 acres of land jus north and about Zukey Lake wbich i owned by Messrs. Hutzel & Manu, e al. Nearly all of this laud comprise the best marl bed to be found in the country. The strata is 24 feet deep and, according to university chemist it is of a quality that 90 per cent of i is available for cement. Mixed with this besides a few other things is silicou, which is alsó at hand only about a mile distant. These gentlemen espect in the neai future to erect a cement mantifacturing plant at Zukey Lake. This is also a good point for shipping as there are two railroads there to draw on the Ann Arbor and the Grand Trunk roacls It is claimed that Coldwater has pu $500,000 in such an enterprise anc Detroit capitalists are doing likewise near Chelsea. If this is a criterion it is quite likely that the Ann Arborites will not wait long to getinto theswim VVithin a few weeks they will have a meeting to decide upon the proposec erection of a cemeut factory, aud, i: they do erect one it will offer employ ment to a great many men from this county and city.