Moving Granite, Outer Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ca. 1890

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Moving Granite, Outer Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ca. 1890

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Moving granite the from the Stinchfield and Longfellow quarries on Lithgow Hill (known today as Granite Hill) to the Cutting Sheds was a challenge. The 2 1/2 mile route along Outer Winthrop Street contained wetland and a steep grade. Heavy traffic damaged the road to the extent that the Hallowell Granite Works signed a contract with the City to maintain it year-round. Traveling down Winthrop Hill required horses on both ends of a load. Amina Neri witnessed carnage on Winthrop Hill when she was a young girl. In the 1960's she recounted stories to neighbors about horses being mangled when loads got away.

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  • Title: Moving Granite, Outer Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Local Name: Granite Hill
  • Town: Hallowell
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.6 cm x 26 cm
  • Local Code: B-92
  • Object Type: Image

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