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Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photographic print

Item 16113

Quarry workers in Sullivan/Sorrento, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Sullivan; Sorrento

Media: Photographic print

Item 17200

Merrill Quarry, Crotch Island, Stonington

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: 1887

Location: Stonington

Media: Cabinet photograph

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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.


Cut in Williams Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Hallowell Granite Works carvers, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Carvers and Quarrymen

The quarrymen and engineers later joined the Quarrymen's Union. The Bodwell Granite Works was the subject of a lot of labor actions, including a 5…

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Granite Cutters' National Union Badge, Frankfort

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

… of Hall Quarry were a great concern for the quarrymen. ? In addition to great physical danger of working year after year with the massive stone…

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Brown & McAllister Granite Quarry, Blue Hill Bay, ca. 1890

Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 3 of 3

The town grew quickly during this time and there was a large boardinghouse run by Mrs. John Leith for the quarrymen.