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Historical Items

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Item 26663

Prison Corner, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 99334

View northeast from top of Lynde Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 27822

Barkentine Cecil P. Stewart, Thomaston, ca. 1919

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1919 Location: Thomaston 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.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

This property included Limestone Hill and its nearly 100-year-old lime quarry, a wharf and stores on Wadsworth Street.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early 1800s

… Knox Wharf at the foot of Wadsworth Street, the Limestone Hill quarry and other valuable property mortgaged to him by Lucy Knox prior to 1820, was…

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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

It was known as Limestone Hill. The Legislative Branch built it and owned it too. On September 15, 1924, a fire started in the broom shop, spreading…