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Greene, Howard; Berthelet, William T. "The Milwaukee Cement Company"


The Milwaukee Cement Company: This article details the 1873 discovery by Joseph R. Berthelet, Sr., of mineral deposits in Milwaukee suitable for making cement. It tells how, in company with investors and engineers, he acquired the land and perfected the techniques for manufacturing cement, and provides financial and statistical data revealing his company’s growth and success, 1873-1889. It then details how subsequent competition and technological change ultimately forced the company out of business in 1916, and how part of its property became Milwaukee's Estabrook Park. Besides Berthelet, people discussed at length include George H. Paul (1826-1890) and Thomas A. Greene. (1827-1894). (12 pages)

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Citation: Greene, Howard; Berthelet, William T. "The Milwaukee Cement Company" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 33 /Issue: 1 (1949-1950)

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