Keywords: Hallowell Steam and Boom Company
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.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?
Webber, Sr., an individual partner The Kennebec provided more that just a mode of transportation to the men working for the Hallowell Steam and Boom…