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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Limestone Foundations

March 9, 2016

Limestone foundationsPictured are uses for limestone building material, including building foundations of various sizes and a well. These stone structure remnants were all found in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The limestone would have been quarried nearby and cut to specific pieces. Limestone was commonly used as a building material in the Upper Midwest in the 1800s.