Mendearth Mine, Byron, ca. 1900

Contributed by Doug Hutchinson through Byron Historical Society

Mendearth Mine, Byron, ca. 1900

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The Talfa Company's Mendearth Mine factory site was a phosphate mine in Byron that operated from 1892 to 1936. The phosphate was used in fertilizer.

Note the women standing on the siding and the men on the roof, who are most likely railroad or mining employees. As of 2013, all that remains of the operations at the mine are a few pilings of the 500-foot siding and one of the buildings. The building was turned around and is now used as a camp.

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  • Title: Mendearth Mine, Byron, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Mendearth Mine
  • Town: Byron
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9.3 cm x 50.3 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Byron Historical Society
64 East Branch Road, Byron, ME 04275
(207) 364-7446

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