Keywords: Mining tools
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Contributed by: Monson Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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.
Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.
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… Niagara One of the world’s only moontide springs Mines that once produced some of the nations’s finest mica The mine that produced the world’s…
There were also two mining companies, the Blue Hill Bay Company and the East Surry Company. Despite the town's many businesses however, a worldwide…