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Item 78878

Barnard Quarry employees, Barnard, 1951

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: 1951-09-12

Location: Barnard

Media: Photographic print

Item 78905

Lake Hebron Quarry, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78899

Leighton's Quarry, Willimantic, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Willimantic

Media: Postcard

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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.

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Cut in Williams Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

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.

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John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Quarry artifact exhibit 3

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 3 Item 72842 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.

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Quarry artifact exhibit 4

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 4 Item 72843 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.

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Quarry artifact exhibit 5

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 5 Item 72844 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Horseshoe found at Baird's Quarry.