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Item 78887

Quarry Machinery, Monson, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78913

Monson-Maine Slate Company, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

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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McClench Machine Shop, Hallowell, 1879

Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

The slate was made of clay or volcanic ash. Slate, a rock formed from shale and mined by quarrying, had low heat and not very much pressure put on it.

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North New Portland High School circa 1885

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village

… no doctor, and our Central Elementary School is slated to close at the end of the school year. We have a Presbyterian Church, a post office, a…

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

The bedrock consists mostly of slate, quartzite, limestone and greenstone – materials that at a later date provided income for those who came to…