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Historical Items

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Item 10751

Slate workers, Monson, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 10750

Man in hoist box

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1910 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.