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Item 78945

Slate Quarry employees, Monson, ca. 1930

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

Item 78839

Slate Quarry Employees, Monson, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 10746

Slate quarry worker, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Monson Media: Postcard

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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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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.