Digging Limestone in Engine Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

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Digging Limestone in Engine Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

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This image shows five men digging limestone by hand in Engine Quarry on the west side of Old County Road in Rockland. The head-sized pieces of limestone will be loaded into a wagon to be hauled to a kiln to be burned. Engine Quarry was originally called the Davis Tillson Quarry, but the more common name became Engine Quarry, pronounced en gīne quarry.

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  • Title: Digging Limestone in Engine Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875
  • Creator: Armbrust, James P.
  • Creation Date: circa 1875
  • Subject Date: circa 1875
  • Town: Rockland
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: 2010.4.196
  • Collection: Stereo Views
  • Object Type: Image

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Rockland Historical Society
P.O. Box 1331, 80 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-6193

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