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Item 54283

Title: Hallowell Granite Works, Water Street, Hallowell, 1900

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photograph

Item 29200

Title: Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library

Date: circa 1895

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photograph

Item 29247

Title: Hallowell Granite Works carvers, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library

Date: circa 1895

Location: Hallowell

Media: photograph

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Item 57600

Address: 84 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius A. Mannix

Use: Granite Works

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Cary Library, Houlton, 1904

Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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Site

Boarding House in Hall Quarry

Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

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

Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.