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Historical Items

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Item 14939

Socket chisel, China, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1820 Location: China Media: Cast steel, wooden handle

Item 16810

Socket chisel

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1830 Location: Wells Media: Cast steel, brass ferrule

Item 16564

Wood Plane/chisel Sharpening Jig, c. 1912

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1912 Location: Littleton Media: Steel


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Extracting Wealth

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.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.


Designing Acadia

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.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Most companies provided the other tools such as, chisels,points, and other tools. The tools had to be sharpened a lot each day.

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

… 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…

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

… are the heart of the granite industry where sharp chisels were an absolute necessity. Wire Mill on Vaughan Brook.

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.