Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
Most companies provided the other tools such as, chisels,points, and other tools. The tools had to be sharpened a lot each day.
… made it easily worked in the quarry and under the chisel. When dressed it was almost as white as marble, and when polished its surface glittered…