Keywords: Stone sheds
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.
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.
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.
Workers produced building stones, paving stones and statuary and monuments. The paving stones, 6x8 inches, sold for 20 cents apiece and were shipped…
Cornice stones for Boston's Quincy Market, for example, were produced beginning in 1815. Largest Granite Slab cut from Hains Ledge Quarry…