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Historical Items

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Item 78775

Visitors at the Monson Slate Works Quarry, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 78797

Slate Mill operation, Monson, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 78757

Slate Quarry workers posing for group photo, Monson, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

Slate was used a lot because of the slate quarry in Monson. In the early 1900s indoor plumbing and electricity where used in new construction.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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