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Historical Items

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Item 19455

Granite Carving Tools, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Mount Desert Media: Wood, metal

Item 19451

Pneumatic Tool

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: Wood, metal

Item 78803

Early Quarry Operation, Monson, ca. 1890

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

Exhibits

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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 3 Item 72842 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.

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

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 4 Item 72843 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.

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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…