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Item 61864

Quarry boat loaded with granite stone, Swan's Island, 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 26936

Tower and workers at Mount Waldo Quarry, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: circa 1880

Location: Frankfort

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

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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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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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John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… Educational Society View of Baird's Quarry stones and tents where the workers would cut their stones to size located at Minturn, Swan's Island…

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Derrick at the Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… Island Educational Society A pile of quarry stone ready for shipment at the Quarry Wharf with a derrick to help load the stone on the barges.

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Quarry Hill to the wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… Hill to the wharf, Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island. Quarry stones lined up all along the tracks to the shore. Stinson Hooper’s house is shown.