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Historical Items

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Item 78766

Aerial view of slate quarry, Monson, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 100535

David James to Moses Greenleaf on slate, New York, 1834

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1834 Location: Greenport Media: Ink on paper

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Item 78797

Slate Mill operation, Monson, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Monson 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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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

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.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Byron Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… 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…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

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…

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR