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Item 78945

Mystery Help identify these slate quarry workers

Slate Quarry employees, Monson, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78756

Slate Quarry Workers, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78839

Slate Quarry Employees, Monson, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

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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.


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.


Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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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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A Celebration on Water Street, Guilford, ca. 1908

Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

Slate was used a lot because of the slate quarry in Monson. In the early 1900s indoor plumbing and electricity where used in new construction.