All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Working and Learning in Maine

Maine Memory Network has two new exhibits called Laboring in Maine and Back to School. The former collection of images is especially broad in scope.
Forests, ocean coastline, granite deposits, and cold temperatures have helped to determine the types of labor in which Mainers would engage. At the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, when industry was growing, Maine laborers worked in logging, milling and papermaking; built ships, fished, and processed fish; mined and cut granite and slate; cut and shipped ice, as well as farmed the state's rocky soils, and carried out other important functions. [Link]


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