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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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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools

Hallowell Schools Warren St. School, Hallowell, ca. 1890Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner The founders of Hallowell…

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Historic Hallowell - Maine Industrial School for Girls

1919Hubbard Free Library The purpose of the school was thusly defined: "STATEMENT - The Maine Industrial School for Girls is designed as a refuge…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… no paint Resivoir scuttles cast iron set in granit square blocks." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Historic Hallowell - Hall-Dale Middle School 2009-2010

Hall-Dale Middle School 2009-2010 Brian Allen Luke Armentrout Clio Barr Brandyn Bechard Amber Bell George Berry Adam Blanche Ashley Boerner…

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Historic Hallowell - Transportation Challenge

1890Hubbard Free Library Granite pieces too large to be sent by rail were shipped by sea. Transfer to the ships was done at the granite wharf near…

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Historic Hallowell - Portrait of the Proprietor

He was the second Maine Governor from Hallowell elected in 1887. His son Joseph F. Bodwell succeeded him as president of the Hallowell Granite Works.

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Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

Moving Granite, Outer Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ca. 1890Hubbard Free Library The wagon-like carriers were called "galamanders," and were usually…

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

Workers, Hallowell Granite Works, Franklin Street, ca. 1895Hubbard Free Library 250 men worked at both the quarry and the granite yard.

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Historic Hallowell - Carvers and Quarrymen

Granite Workers, Hallowell Granite Works, Hallowell, ca. 1920Hubbard Free Library In 1901 the average Maine granite cutter received between $2.80…

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Historic Hallowell - In the Beginning - Raw Materials - Quarrying

… finest public monuments were cut from Hallowell granite and sculpted by her artisans Hallowell viewed from Chelsea, Hallowell Chelsea Bridge…

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Historic Hallowell - One of Many Monuments

… Free Library One well known example of Hallowell Granite workers’ skill is the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

Blacksmiths were are the heart of the granite industry where sharp chisels were an absolute necessity. Wire Mill on Vaughan Brook.

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Historic Hallowell - Train Wreck Of 1937

… through the large window at the west end of the granite building. Train Wreck, Hallowell, 1937Hubbard Free Library Train Wreck…

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Historic Hallowell - “Maine’s Century” Ends

… Kennebec River steamboat traffic just as the granite industry gave way to concrete and steel. Last Coal Barge, Hallowell, ca.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… established after the Civil War, was the granite industry. For over 50 years, it employed close to 500 skilled stone cutters and sculptors, many of…

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Historic Hallowell - The Boston Flint Company

… was glued, they would sprinkle the flint and granite onto the glue and let it dry. This would form into sandpaper.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 3 of 5

As the end of the 1960s approached, it became obvious that the current high school building was not going to meet the demands of the district because…

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Historic Hallowell - Martha Ballard's Modern Connection

… a direct descendant attending Hall-Dale Middle School. His name is Spencer Buck. He was interviewed by fellow classmate _____________ about his…

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Historic Hallowell - Classical and Scientific Academy

It was a boarding as well as day school. Its board of trustees and management, some of them clergymen, were affiliated with the Congregational…

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Historic Hallowell - Our Work and Our Team

… Erin Ballew – 8th Grade Student - HallDale Middle School – KIDS RSU2 Libby Ladner – 7th Grade Science Teacher – HallDale Middle School – RSU2 Lisa…

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

… the cargo shipped to? The products shipped were: granite, wood ashes, lumber, sheep, chickens, and ice, according to Sam Webber, local historian.

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

… students points out an iron pin wedged in the granite at Baird's Quarry. This is one of many remnants of the past industry on the island.

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec

… ice cutting, shipping, whaling, and also the waterfront. This exhibit was created in 2011 by the 7th Grade students at Hall-Dale Middle School.