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Item 26936

Tower and workers at Mount Waldo Quarry, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1880 Location: Frankfort Media: Photographic print

Item 67340

Quarry workers, Swans Island, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 96129

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

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


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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.


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.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72366 infoSwan's Island Educational Society View of Baird's Quarry

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

Draining Baird's Quarry Quarry equipment in a truck bed, Swan's Island, 2003 Item 70651 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A piece of…

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

Please join us in our exploration of Baird's quarry, from its working days to its present state.