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Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 16113

Quarry workers in Sullivan/Sorrento, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Sullivan; Sorrento Media: Photographic print

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Merrill Quarry, Crotch Island, Stonington

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: 1887 Location: Stonington Media: Cabinet photograph


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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.

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Historic Hallowell - Carvers and Quarrymen

The quarrymen and engineers later joined the Quarrymen's Union. The Bodwell Granite Works was the subject of a lot of labor actions, including a 5…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 3 of 3

The town grew quickly during this time and there was a large boardinghouse run by Mrs. John Leith for the quarrymen.

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

… throughout this time period by individual quarrymen when they had time off. The largest quarry was in Minturn and it was called Baird’s Quarry.