Contributed by Monson Historical Society
Slate workers in Monson often were immigrants from Sweden and Finland and were a hardy group of men in this often dangerous occupation of quarry work.
There were many companies and mines in Monson from 1870 to the present day. The buildings were used to mill the slate into roofing tiles, electrical boards, headstones, ice box liners, etc.
Horses were used to move the slate into the mills from the hoister house and also to carry away the rubble.
About This Item
- Title: Slate workers, Monson, ca. 1922
- Creation Date: circa 1922
- Subject Date: circa 1922
- Local Name: Monson-Maine
- Town: Monson
- County: Piscataquis
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 20.32 cm x 24.76 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Monson Maine Slate Company (Me.)--Equipment and supplies
- Portland-Monson Slate Company
- Finnish Americans--Maine
- Swedish Americans--Maine
- Monson Maine Slate Company (Me.)--Employees
- Quarries and quarrying--Maine--Monson
- Stone industry and trade
- Slate industry--Maine--Monson
For more information about this item, contact:Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
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