monson slate quarries

Monson Maine Slate

2016-4-5 · A "pit" of the Monson Maine Slate Company, Monson. The first quarry [in Monson] was bought for $75 and inside of three months was sold for $16,000…fortunes were made and lost, companies were formed, operated a while and failed, numerous lawsuits grew out of innumerable disputes and claims, till, about three years ago, the Monson …

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2004-7-28 · ''The quarries in Pennsylvania are only small in number and size compared to the great quarries of Arfon and Meirion in Wales. But I believe that larger quarries will soon be discovered in this state as well as in others like Vermont, Maine, ia, Tennessee and Minnesota and there will be a need for many quarrymen…But more quarries need to be opened to give new life to the slate …

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This aerial view of a slate quarry in Monson shows the quarry pit to the right of the photograph along with various types of equipment used for quarry operations and the quarry mill. The building and quarry was owned and operated by the Monson Maine Slate …

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Imperial Slate Quarry, Monson, Piscataquis Co., Maine, …

Imperial Slate Quarry, Monson, Piscataquis Co., Maine, USA : One of at least seven slate quarries that once operated in Monson.

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Monson Railroad Drawings | Twofootartist''s Random …

Monson Railroad Drawings. The two-foot gauge Monson Railroad carried slate from quarries in Monson, Maine, to the Bangor & Aroostock Railroad at a station known as Monson Junction. The Junction station still exists, although it hasn''t been used since 1944 and is in sad shape, having sunk more than a foot from the weight of the slate roof that ...

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A wealthy group bought the heart of a poor Maine …

2017-5-25 · Once prosperous for its quarries — Monson slate is part of President John F. Kennedy''s memorial at Arlington National Cemetery — the town lost 125 jobs when Moosehead Manufacturing Co., a …

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Monson Maine Slate Company

The Monson Maine Slate Company was founded between 1870 and 1880 and operated the majority of quarries and produced what most said to be the finest quality slate in the world – superior to that of Welsh slate.

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Sheldon Slate Products, Company Inc.

The slate found in the New England region of the US is noted for its high quality. Our slate is freeze thaw resistant, acid resistant and exhibits a very smooth cleft. We have perfected the art of honing our slate to a satin smooth finish, unlike any other stone. Our slate is quarried to size and shipped to your door.

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Electric Locomotives in the Monson Slate Quarries

 · Electric Locomotives in the Monson Slate Quarries « on: July 07, 2012, 05:49:25 PM » Reading through Moody''s account of his two foot tomfoolery (as recorded in The Maine Two-Footers ), he stated how the internal parts of the quarry (i.e the mines and tunnels) were home to two foot gauge electric locomotives.

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Monson – Maine: An Encyclopedia

According to the cataloger notes accompanying the Letter Box cited below, "The Monson Maine Slate Company was the most enduring and successful of the Monson slate companies.". Monson slate was used as the Kennedy Memorial stones marking the …

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Monson Slate Quarry

2000-12-31 · The Monson Maine Slate Company was founded between 1870 and 1880 and operated the majority of quarries and produced what most said to be the finest quality slate in the world – superior to that of Welsh slate.

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Monson Historical Society

Monson Academy''s school colors are Orange and Black, and students became known as "Slaters," so named for Monson''s then primary industry, the slate quarries. It''s "Annual," The Pharetra (Greek meaning "quiver"), was first published on March 1, 1895.

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Abandoned Hebron Slate Quarry, Monson, ca. 1935

In the right foreground is the abandoned Hebron Quarry in Monson. Russell Mountain is in the background with Lake Hebron in front of it and Pleasant Street separating them from the abandoned quarry. Slate rubbish, or slate that the company considered …

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Historic Map – Monson, ME – 1889

Numerous slate quarries were developed and the Monson Railroad was completed in 1883, to transport slate to markets. This map captures the town during the peak of slate production, which declined after World War I, with several quarries referenced on the map.

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Aerial view of slate quarry, Monson, ca. 1890

Portland and Monson Slate Quarry, Monson, Piscataquis Co., Maine, USA

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Monson Slate Products

2018-4-21 · When I thought of Monson slate quarries, I thought of bottomless pits where divers searched for missing people occasionally. I know people with slate roofs, my Grandmother had a slate sink (wish I had it now), but I thought quarrying was a thing of the past. Sure, I drove by that pile by the defunct garage on the corner in Monson, but thought ...

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Maine Slate Company of Monson Records, 1915-1941

2020-2-22 · Slate was discovered in Monson, Maine, in 1870, and the town became home to several slate quarries over the next half-century. The Maine Slate Company of Monson opened its quarry in 1903, producing black slate used for roofing and other slate products. At the company''s quarry, located 3 …

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Libra Foundation''s Monson development on track for …

Once known for its furniture-making and slate quarries — Monson slate was used at the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Arlington, Va. — the town had become a drive-through on the way to Greenville ...

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Monson Maine Slate Company | LinkedIn

The Monson Maine Slate Company was founded between 1870 and 1880 and operated the majority of quarries and produced what most said to be the finest quality slate in the world – superior to that ...

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1882 Map Showing Slate Vein and Quarries

Locality: Monson, Piscataquis Co., Maine, USA 1882 Map Showing Monson Slate Vein and Quarries - from "Piscataquis County, Geo. N. Colby & Co., 1882" This photo has been shown 56 times

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BUILDING STONE AND ROAD METAL.

2011-12-6 · beyond, and which includes the slate quarries of Brownville, Monson, and North Blanchard. The location of this slate deposit is about longitude 69° 57'', latitude 45° 16'', or about 18 miles west of the North Blanchard quarries, in the southwest corner of the town of Forks,

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A bit of Maine history... | Memories4Me | Blipfoto

I stumbled across an article on the slate quarries in Monson, Maine and thought I would do a post about my old sink. Many old New England farmhouses had soapstone sinks but I have a slate one made in Monson. There is a medallion on the front telling me it was from Monson.

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Monson Maine Slate Company plant

 · Slate has not been produced at this plant since 1943, when the Monson Maine Slate Company went out of business. The furniture business began in the late 1940''s in the former MMSC plant. Carl Vainio bought the remaining holdings of MMSC (mostly abandoned quarries)about 1985 and now operates a slate salvage business under the names Kennedy Slate ...

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Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House | The …

The kitchen of the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan House includes a slate sink and counter from the famous Monson slate quarries. Ascending to the second floor visitors will find four bedrooms and two baths, furnished and decorated in period style, and complimented by displays depicting a variety of vintage clothing, activities and leisure pastimes.

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Monson, Slate Quarries, Me Maine, 1921, Real Photo ...

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Monson, Slate Quarries, Me Maine, 1921, Real Photo Postcard at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

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Monson Historical Society

1997-6-28 · Monson slate marks the grave site of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1994 the company''s name was changed to Sheldon Slate Products Co., Inc. The abandoned slate quarries and land once owned by Monson Maine Slate Co. was sold to Kennedy Slate in 1988.

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Monson Railroad

In Monson there was a one-kilometer turn to Kineo and a two-kilometer turn to Hebron Pond. These branches were only used for freight traffic and tied up slate quarries. The removal of this rock was the main source of income for the railway company, along with the passenger shuttle service to Monson …

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Monson Slate Quarries – MaineHighlandsnMore

2021-4-13 · Monson Slate Quarries. by Rita Relaine · April 13, 2021. Th e Moosehorns will be on your left on Route 15 on the way to Monson, ME. You''re heading for the wild woods of Maine! When this view catches your eyes, you''ll know your almost there to the BIG quarry! Okay guys!, now let''s jump right into the slate quarries.

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Slate Quarries Monson ME | eBay

Monson ME Street & Homes c1920s-30s Real Photo Postcard. $6.63. $8.29. shipping: + $1.50 shipping. 1907 Main Street Wells Maine ME Postcard. $5.00. Free shipping. Postcard Stonington, Maine ME fog, lobster boats MS257A.

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History of Maine Natural Stone Quarries | Marble

2021-5-26 · Today, most slate quarries have since closed, however, there is still an active slate quarry in Monson. Monson slate is a well-loved material, as it has a distinct deep black color. This material was used for the late President John F. Kennedy''s memorial stone, as well as a headstone for the late first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Sheldon Slate Products Co., Inc.: slate from monson …

Web Result Sheldon Slate Products, Company Inc. - Monson, Maine + Middle... Irregular Slate Flagstone Irregular Slate Landscape Stone Rock Wall Slate Natural Landscaping Slate Chips Slate Benches Natural Vermont Landscape Slate View more photos Print Page (PDF) Irregular Slate Flagstone Our Irregular Slate Flagstone is ideal for outdoor patios, walkways or stepping stones.

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Visitors at the Monson Slate Works Quarry, ca. 1880 Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print Buy; Item 78790 Panoramic view of Portland-Monson Slate Co., Monson, ca. 1900 Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900

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