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Limestone quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1880

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Limestone quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1880

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A vein of limestone runs about twelve miles between Thomaston and Camden. Deep quarries were dug along the line and this area was known as the center of limestone quarrying on the east coast of the United States.

The limestone quarried in this area was originally known as Thomaston lime.

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  • Title: Limestone quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1880
  • Creator: Smith, Mason Philip
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: Photographs--Rockland
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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