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.
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
For more information about this item, contact:Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
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