Limestone Quarries

December 22, 2023

One Killed in Explosion Caused By Static Charge

CHARLES TOWN, Aug. 2 (AP).– A dynamite explosion, which witnesses said may have been caused by static electricity, killed one man and injured three others in the quarries of the Washington Building Lime company at Bakerton. […]
July 25, 2023

Lime-kiln accident; fell 25 feet.

A colored man working at the lime-kiln at Bakerton was seriously hurt last Saturday. The cable caught him, causing him to fall a distance of about 25 feet, head-foremost.
July 25, 2023

Baltimore County Commissioners visit Lime Quarry

The commissioners of Baltimore county visited the quarries of the Washington Building Lime and Stone Company at Keller, this county, last week, with a view of obtaining the limestone found there for use in piking the […]
July 24, 2023

Bakerton rising from ashes.

Bakerton is rising, Phoenix-like, from its ashes, and the extensive lime works there will soon be in full operation again.
July 24, 2023

Baker Brothers Lime Kiln Fire

Last Sunday morning Bakerton, Jefferson county, suffered from fire to the extent of about $15,000. The plant of the Washington Building Lime Company was located at that village, which was created by the enterprise of Messrs […]
July 24, 2023

Lime Company Destroyed By Fire

The Lime Company’s works at Bakerton, in this county, were destroyed by fire on Sunday morning. Eight cars were also burned. The loss is estimated at $15,000. Property insured for $1,000–placed in ten companies through the […]
July 24, 2023

Bakerton Works Destroyed By Fire

The works of the Washington Building Lime Company, at Bakerton in this county, were totally destroyed by fire last Sunday morning. Loss estimated at $15,000. Insured for $10,000, placed in ten different companies, with agency of […]
July 24, 2023

They Want the Railroad.

The REGISTER’S article last week on the proposed railroad through Jefferson and Berkeley counties, from North Mountain, say, to Harper’s Ferry, has caused a great deal of comment, and the one expression from the people along […]
July 22, 2023

Quiet & Serene from Bakerton

Bakerton, W. VA.,March 10th, 1891, DEAR EDITOR– While all is quiet and serene at this place, yet there is one topic daily discussed with interest, viz: the C. & O. Canal. As many of our citizen […]
July 22, 2023

Communicated from Bakerton

Bakerton, W. Va.February 16, 1891. EDITOR REGISTER– As we have not been represented in your columns for some time, we beg that you favor us this week if space will permit. While all is quiet here, […]
July 22, 2023

Quarries shut down for winter.

Items from Bakerton. The following items were sent us by a correspondent from Bakerton last week, but were not received until after the REGISTER had gone to press, owing to delayed trains: The stone crusher at […]
July 22, 2023

Thomas, quarry superintendent, died.

Mr. F. C. Thomas, superintendent of the Standard Lime and Stone Company’s works at Martinsburg, died at that place last Saturday evening. Mr. Thomas was from Buckeystown, Md. He had been sick and confined to his […]
July 22, 2023

Limestone Company Charter

Secretary of State Ohley has granted a charter to the Limestone Company of Harper’s Ferry, which has a capital stock of $10,000. It has the privilege of buying land, building furnaces, mills, etc. Its stock which […]
July 21, 2023

Standard Lime Dispute on Property Line

July 17, 2023

Railroad to Knott Quarry and Ore Bank

It is reported that Mr. Ahl, owner of the Virginia ore bank, and the Messrs. Knott, who owns the limestone quarries, have about completed arrangement for the construction of a branch railroad from the B. & […]
December 11, 2020

Cholera and Limestone Water.

A writer in the Cincinnati Gazette takes ground against the theory that cholera is more prevalent in limestone districts than elsewhere, he says: Wherever water is used from wells dug through blue clay or soapstone, the […]
May 23, 2020

Killed; James Flanagan

Killed. We learn that Mr. JAMES FLANIGAN, of this County, near the Old Furnace, was killed by Boyer, a quarry hand, on Wednesday last. The particulars of the affair, as far as we have heard them, […]
May 23, 2020

Washington Lime Lay Tramway

County Court.[…]Permission was given the Washington Building Lime Company, of Bakerton, to lay a tramway across the Harper’s Ferry and Shepherdstown road at Flanagan’s quarry, the company agreeing to protect the county from any damages that […]