Gov. Joseph R. Bodwell, Hallowell, ca. 1887

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Gov. Joseph R. Bodwell, Hallowell, ca. 1887

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Joseph R. Bodwell opened granite quarries in Vinalhaven in 1852. He moved to Hallowell in 1866 and started the Hallowell Granite Company. The company was reorganized as the Hallowell Granite Works in 1885.

His enterprise was so successful that he opened offices in Boston, New York and Chicago. Bodwell also had investments in lumbering, agriculture, stock raising and the ice business.

He served for two terms as mayor of Hallowell and represented the city in the Maine Legislature. Joseph Bodwell became the second governor from Hallowell in 1887, but died later that year.

His son Joseph F. Bodwell succeeded him as president of the Hallowell Granite Works.

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  • Title: Gov. Joseph R. Bodwell, Hallowell, ca. 1887
  • Creation Date: circa 1887
  • Subject Date: circa 1887
  • Locations:
    • Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: P-4
  • Object Type: Image

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