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Historical Items

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Item 78881

Slate Splitter, Barnard, 1951

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1951-09-14 Location: Barnard Media: Photographic print

Item 78797

Slate Mill operation, Monson, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 9182

Monson-Maine Slate Company mill

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86153

26 Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Mfg Slate Sinks

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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The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Slate tablet of Ida Allen, Strong, 1892 Item 66983 infoStrong Historical Society The slate tablet was used with chalk to do…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1895 Village School

1895 Village School Slate tablet of Ida Allen, Strong, 1892 Item 66983 infoStrong Historical Society The slate tablet was used with chalk to…

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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.

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.