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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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Carts & wagons--Maine--Hallowell
- Italian Americans--Maine
- Hallowell Granite Works--Employees
- Granite industry and trade--Maine--Hallowell
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115 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
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