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Extracting Wealth

Mayfield Slate Quarry, Skowhegan

Mayfield Slate Quarry, Skowhegan

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Skowhegan History House

Workers then trim the slate to insure a uniform thickness for use in roofing.

While the work was once done by hand with a chisel, by 1889, it was done by a steam-operated knife.

Slate companies also make tubs, sinks, countertops, blackboards, hearthstones, flooring, windowsills, and numerous other products.