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Historical Items

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Item 10737

Portland-Monson Slate Company hoist

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 78760

Slate Quarry Hoist, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 10750

Man in hoist box

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1880 - 1943 Location: Monson Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 54325

Assessor's Record, 235-311 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Winslow & Company Use: Clay Hoist

Item 37234

25-31 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: W.L. Blake & Co. Use: Warehouse & Machine Shop

Exhibits

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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.

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

This truck has a hydraulic hoist. It is located behind the backboard at the center of the body. The truck on the left has an electric hoist.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 8 of 13

The man operating the hoist would toss grapples onto a barrel on the ground. He would push a button on the loader grip to run an electric motor that…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… was 90 feet long 48 feet its head 30 feet and the hoist 62 feet. There were about thousand yards of duck in this one sail.

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s