After the Prison Fire, Thomaston, 1923

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After the Prison Fire, Thomaston, 1923

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This view shows the ruins of the former Maine State Prison on September 15, 1923. Burned out buildings surround the old limestone quarry, where prisoners learned the term "hard labor" for so many years. There was no disorder and none of the prisoners tried to escape.

This was not the only fire. In 1837 fire destroyed the wheelwright, painters' and joiners' shops along with the contents. They were rebuilt. Several shops were burned by another fire in 1841, and again, in 1850 but each time the buildings were reconstructed.

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  • Title: After the Prison Fire, Thomaston, 1923
  • Creation Date: 1923-09-15
  • Subject Date: 1923-09-15
  • Location: Thomaston, Knox County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 16.5 cm
  • Local Code: PhotographsBoxFires
  • Object Type: Image

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Thomaston Historical Society
PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354 2295

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