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Historical Items

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Item 19471

Schooner Loading Granite at Hall Quarry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert; Hall Quarry Media: Photographic print

Item 19462

Granite Sample

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: Stone

Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library What made Hallowell granite desirable?  It was light and fine…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 5 Item 72844 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Horseshoe found at Baird's Quarry.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 3 Item 72842 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.