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Historical Items

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Item 81629

Monson Sesquicentennial Parade, Monson, 1972

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1972-06-24 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 10736

View of Monson Station with engine and passenger car

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 78775

Visitors at the Monson Slate Works Quarry, ca. 1880

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

Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Monson Historical Society

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

… Corcoran, and is now encamped about 4 Miles from Monsons Hill and I shall go and see them at the first opportunity.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

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