Slate quarry, Brownville Junction, ca. 1910

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


Moses Greenleaf, the mapmaker, discovered a vein of slate in the Brownville area in 1828.

Several slate quarries operated in the Brownville area, attracting mostly Welsh and Swedish workers. The quarries closed by 1920.

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About This Item

  • Title: Slate quarry, Brownville Junction, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co., Belfast
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Brownville
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

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