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Historical Items

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Item 10032

Hall's Lime Plant, Nadeau Lake, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 27840

Lime Quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 10035

Nadeau Lake lime deposit, 1925

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: 1925 Location: Fort Fairfield; Fort Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37323

204-206 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Elizabeth W. Thomas Use: Factory - Pickle

Item 37324

208-210 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Elizabeth W. Thomas Use: Factory - Pickle

Exhibits

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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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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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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

… 1805, Knox notes the sale of 3,000 casks of lime and the purchase of almost 3,800 lime casks. Even one of Knox’s ships was named the Quicklime.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

… Rogers and weighing 140 tons; and the sloop Quick Lime (named so because of his lime-burning interests), built in 1805 by H.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

… Limestone Hill and its nearly 100-year-old lime quarry, a wharf and stores on Wadsworth Street.