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1900 - 1922

 

 

Historical Facts


Raw data from Monarch's past . . .

 

1908

- Monarch Portland Cement Company was incorporated in January.

- The first car of Monarch cement was shipped on July 21.

1913

- H.F.G. Wulf was appointed receiver of the company.

- Reorganized and incorporated as The Monarch Cement Company on July 29.

- Annual cement capacity was 1.5 million barrels, or 282,000 tons.

- 3 crushers were in operation: A 24" Allis-Chalmers gyratory primary crusher and two 12" secondary crushers.

1914

- Monarch purchased it's first Vulcan steam-driven railroad shovel.

 

1916 - 1917

- The first storage silos were built by Lehrack Constructors Company between 1916 and 1917.

- Original mills were replaced with two 7' by 24' tube mills and two kominuters in raw milling. Three 7' by 24' tube mills and four kominuters replaced the original finish mills.

1920

- The crushers were replaced with a 42" Allis-Chalmers gyratory followed by a 36" Williams hammermill.

- Transitioned from direct current to alternating current.

- Quarry boxcars were replaced with larger side dump cars.

- Mules were replaced with 8-ton steam engines.

 

 


The Monarch Cement Company
449 1200 Street
P.O. Box 1000
Humboldt, KS 66748-0900
(620) 473-2222

 

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