Keywords: Granite Cutters Union
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.
Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.
Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry Granite Cutters National Union Constitution Item 19472 infoMaine Granite Industry Historical Society…
Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry Granite Cutters' National Union Badge, Frankfort Item 19458 infoMaine Granite Industry Historical Society…