Ghost Town Cement Company

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Marlborough consists essentially of the ruins of one of the largest cement plants in the world, built in 19...
Marlborough consists essentially of the ruins of one of the largest cement plants in the world, built in 1902; it covers more than 40 acres, and was an immense operation. It was considered a "model town", in view of the services and amenities made available to its workers. From 1903 to 1906, it was exactly that; in 1907, the company slid into bankruptcy, due to serious miscalculations concerning its sources of raw materials as well as its markets By the end of WWI, it was a ghost town, with most of its assets stripped and sold.Marlborough is located about 2 miles south of Baldwin Michigan (on M-37), and about 0.3 mi east of M37. Visitors should be extremely careful of the many tunnels, pits, and other depressions left over from the dynamiting of the property.
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