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Item 27840

Lime Quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26112

Lime rock quarry, Rockland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Rockland Media: Postcard

Item 94435

Tunnel at Achorn Quarry, Blackington's Corner, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph


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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.


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.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

… One hundred years after Henry Knox's involvement, lime quarrying was still an active industry in Thomaston.Item Contributed byMaine Historical…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

… Limestone Hill and its nearly 100-year-old lime quarry, a wharf and stores on Wadsworth Street.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1870 to 1915

… Society In addition to shipbuilding, the lime quarry industry- now cement production - continues to be a source of employment in the town.