Slate workers, Monson, ca. 1922
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, Monson, ca. 1922
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:
Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Quarries and quarrying--Maine--Monson
Monson Maine Slate Company (Me.)--Employees
Portland-Monson Slate Company
Monson Maine Slate Company (Me.)--Equipment and supplies
Stone industry and trade
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