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Historical Items

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Item 99283

Five Kilns, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 100121

Gay's Wharf, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 27825

Creighton Kiln Base, Thomaston, 1900

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

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

… Base, Thomaston, 1900 Into the twentieth century lime kilns were operating near the old Fort Wharf, located at the base of Knox Street, near where…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

Lime kilns were built below the bridge on both sides of the Creek in close proximity to the first shipyards in the area.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

Lime kilns were built below the bridge on both sides of the Creek in close proximity to the first shipyards in the area.