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Historical Items

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Item 16114

Sullivan Quarries, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Sullivan; Sorrento Media: Photographic print

Item 26112

Lime rock quarry, Rockland, ca. 1915

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

Item 94434

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

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

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111540

Ferrario residence elevations, Phippsburg, 2006-2007

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2006–2007 Location: Phippsburg Client: Paola Ferrario Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 111999

New Union Church, Vinalhaven, 1899

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1899 Location: Vinalhaven Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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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.


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.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry

"For information and audio clips on Swan's Island's other quarries, click here. Kids above quarry, Swan's Island, 2011Swan's Island Historical…"

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining the quarry

"Draining the quarry Men draining the Quarry Pond X On July 27, 2003, a group of Swan's Islanders got together to drain the Quarry Pond in…"

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Quarrying

"Quarrying Quarry men after work, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Swan's Island Historical Society Granite quarrying was a successful industry on Swan’s…"