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