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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895Hubbard Free Library What made Hallowell granite desirable?  It was light and fine grained, with a high…

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 3 Item 72842 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 4 Item 72843 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Rusted tool found at Baird's Quarry.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 5 Item 72844 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Horseshoe found at Baird's Quarry.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… Island Educational Society Quarry rail from quarry location to the Quarry Wharf in Minturn, looking toward the Hockamock Head Lighthouse on…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit 2 Item 72839 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Artifacts found by Swan's Island students…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids' Quarry Exhibit

Kids' Quarry Exhibit Quarry artifact exhibit Item 72837 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Artifacts found by Swan's Island students at…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Dragger at Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72364 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A section of the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry

Baird's Quarry Swan's Island granite was quarried at sites around the island, providing work for many laborers and the businesses that supported…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining the quarry

When the quarrying season was over each year, the rain filled up the pit and iced over in the winter to make a popular skating pond.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… A pile of quarry stone ready for shipment at the Quarry Wharf with a derrick to help load the stone on the barges.