Mayfield Slate Quarry, Skowhegan

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Mayfield Slate Quarry, Skowhegan

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"The slate product of this mine was brought to Skowhegan. A part was ground into paint and a portion was marbleized and used for mantels, table tops, etc.

"This property was once mortgaged for $75,000. The abandoned pit is on land owned by Henry Crowell and is said to have been bought at one time for $300.00. Warren Bacon was an owner and for a time served as manager of this enterprise."

~Roland T. Patten,
Custodian of Historical Views, 1929

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  • Title: Mayfield Slate Quarry, Skowhegan
  • Creator: Boston 98 Cent Store, Kennebec Valley Views, N. R. Ramsdell, Proprietor
  • Creation Date: 1860–1870
  • Subject Date: 1860–1870
  • Location: Skowhegan, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: 88.036.3
  • Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632

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