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Item 78794

Slate Quarry in winter, Monson, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78801

Winter Slate Mining, Monson, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78759

Slate Quarry Workers and Work Horses, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

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.

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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.