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Historical Items

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Item 19462

Granite Sample

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: Stone

Item 19471

Schooner Loading Granite at Hall Quarry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert; Hall Quarry Media: Photographic print

Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 56702

18 Granite Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lincoln Conley Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 56701

18-20 Granite Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Abbie C. Payne Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 56704

44-46 Granite Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick Z. Butterfield Use: Storage

Exhibits

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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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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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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library What made Hallowell granite desirable?  It was light and fine…

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry Plug Drill Hammer Item 19453 infoMaine Granite Industry Historical Society The work was done by hand with…

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.