The fossils in the limestone at Lehigh Portland Trails are concrete evidence of the abundant life that populated what was once a vast shallow sea.
A couple more historic photos of the Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Iola, courtesy of the Allen County Historical Society: This 1903 photo of the quarry shows a rough rail line, used to haul rock from the quarry to the … Read More
More history about the Iola Portland Cement Company, which was the largest single employer in Allen County by 1955.
Back in 1979, Iola discussed turning the Lehigh Quarry Lake property into a public recreation area. It didn’t happen then, but with the development of the Lehigh Portland Trails, that vision moves closer to reality.