Slate Workers in Monson
Contributed by Monson Historical Society
Slate workers in Monson often were immigrants from Sweden and Finland and were a hardy group of men in this often dangerous occupation of quarry work. There were many companies and mines in Monson from 1870 to the present day. The buildings were used to mill the slate into roofing tiles, electrical boards, headstones, ice box liners, etc. Horses were used to move the slate into the mills from the hoister house and also to carry away the rubble.
- Title: Slate Workers in Monson
- Creation Date: circa 1922
- Subject Date: circa 1922
- Local Name: Monson-Maine
- Town: Monson
- County: Piscataquis
- State: ME
- Media: black and white photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 24.76
- Object Type: Image
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LC Subject Headings
Monson Maine Slate Company (Me.)--Equipment and supplies
Portland-Monson Slate Company
Monson Maine Slate Company (Me.)--Employees
Quarries and quarrying--Maine--Monson
Stone industry and trade
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