Marble Mill Site
Constructed sometime between 1896 and 1905, the mill produced marble that was used in the construction of the Lincoln Memorial and in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as a host of significant buildings in Oregon, California, and Colorado. The plant consisted of departments for sawing, polishing, and carving. Most of the facility was constructed of marble. The mill survived a series of disasters, including a snow slide in 1912 and a fire in 1925. It eventually closed in 1941 due to United States Government deeming it a non-essential industry. The railroad tracks and equipment were removed and melted down for the World War II efforts. In the 1970s, the Mill Site was admitted to the National Historic Society and protected by the Small Business Administration.
The Colorado Yule Quarry was reopened in 1989. It is now operated by an Italian company that fabricates the white marble in their new finishing factory in Delta, CO.
The Marble Mill Site Park is a 25 acre historic site that is now a park with large marble pillars and remains of the old Marble mill. The Marble Mill Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Removal of marble, artifacts or plants from the park is illegal.