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.
- 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
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