THE NATURAL HISTORY ROOM
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- The Plantation Key Quarry -
This page by Jerry Wilkinson
Camp 3 was the location for the bridge construction,
but Plantation Key was the quarry site. The personnel lived at Camp 1 across
Snake Creek on Windley Key. The quarry was located just north of the entrance
to Venetian Shores subdivision. Today's entrance would be at the far end
of this scene.
This would be looking from just north of the
Venetian Shores entrance.
A view of a 1935 vintage coral rock trencher.
After a series of trenches were excavated, the machine supported on planks
would cut across these trenches . This makes sort of a checkerboard arrangement.
No one is certain how the rectangular blocks
were loosened at the bottom, but many suggest very low dynamite charges.
The blocks appear to in good condition. Flagler filled his bridge piers
with concrete, but FERA put many of these blocks inside of each pier's
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