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This photograph of the Monson-Maine Slate Company's Monson quarry depicts the depth and sheer walls of the open pit mining.
This photograph shows three men on the pit boom and hoist beam above the open pit. Levels of slate slabs were used to shore up the sides of the pit to make it level for the buildings and hoister operations. These various levels of slate slabs as can be seen from the "seams" along the sides of the sheer face of this operation. In the background is the processing mill, which was sold to Moosehead Manufacturing Company in 1947 and, as of 2012, is abandoned.
About This Item
- Title: Monson-Maine Slate Company, Monson, ca. 1900
- Creator: Sherburne, Frank H.
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Location: Monson, Piscataguis County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 19.6 cm
- Local Code: MHS 110-140
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Hoisting machinery--Maine--Monson
- People associated with manual labor
- Slate quarrying--Maine--Monson
For more information about this item, contact:Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
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