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Item 9182

Monson-Maine Slate Company mill

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78769

Aerial View of the Monson-Maine Slate Quarry, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: 1930

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78778

Monson Maine Slate Co.worker being lowered into the quarry, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

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.