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Category: Economics, Industry, Stone

Historical Items

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Item 6125

Ryan-Parker Construction

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Deer Isle Media: Photographic print

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Charles T. Ames, Westbrook, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

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Cyrus James Hall, Mount Desert, 1890

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print


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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.


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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Historic Hallowell - Historic Hallowell Resources and Links

… Historic Hallowell Resources and Links More information about the history of Hallowell can be found in the collections of the Hubbard Free Library…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Comparisons

Ice Storm Comparisons The ice storm of 98 hit Hallowell very hard. Recently Iowa had an ice storm, these storms were similar.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

Hallowell Ship Captains John Agry, Sea Captain, Hallowell, ca. 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Captain John Agry was born in 1763.