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Granite quarry, Hancock County

Granite quarry, Hancock County
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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Granite quarrying began in Maine about 1830 and grew steadily until early in the 20th century when reinforced concrete and steel became preferred building materials.

But until then, Maine was known for its granite.

The state was the leader in the value of granite produced in the United States in 1901.

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