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Contributed by: Byron Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society
Date: circa 1880
Location: Blue Hill
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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.
The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.