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Item 78945

Title: Slate Quarry employees, Monson, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Monson

Media: Photograph

Item 78772

Title: Slate Quarry workers in front of mill, Monson, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Monson

Media: photo

Item 78775

Title: Visitors at the Monson Slate Works Quarry, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Monson

Media: Photo

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Immigrant workers, 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.


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.