Maine History Online - Extracting Wealth

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.

Historic Granit Gold Mine - Kevin Knauss: Health, History, Travel, Insurance

history buffs one can only wish that someone with remote camera on a cable will want to feed it down the shaft. Until that happens we'll just have to keep researching old maps and accounts of the area. Regardless, you don't always trip across an old mine in Granit everyday.

History | Granite Construction

With its centennial birthday on the horizon, Granite continues to execute on strategically growing and strengthening its position in the transportation, water, power, mining, and rail markets. Very few companies have the privilege of celebrating a 90-year anniversary, but in 2012, Granite …

History - Village of Redgranite

Hedley Bannerman, a son of William, wrote a history for the July 28-30, 1967 Redgranite Homecoming Celebration. He recalled coming to the area then known as Sand Prairie as a small child when there wasn't even a house. In Bannerman's words: "The Cronk farm granite was of pink or red color and was not as hard as Berlin granite.

A moment in local history: Granite State Gold and Silver

Feb 04, 2021 · The Granite State Gold and Silver Mining Co. was formed on Sept. 15, 1879, with Mahlon Milleson as superintendent. The company’s headquarters were located on …

Browsing Mining History - Images by Subject "Granite industry

An explosives magazine made of granite blocks and owned by the Dakota Granite Company is shown in an open area. The Dakota Granite Company was formed in 1925 to quarry and fabricate Dakota Mahogany granite into monuments. ...

In the pink: Library's exhibit highlights granite's role

Dec 01, 2014 · The local granite mining industry is still alive today – so much so that Witt, a Granite Quarry resident, hears the explosion of dynamite in the mines from time to time – and its history ...

Top Sources of Granite in the World - Granite Marble WA

Granite is made of some of the most common minerals in the world, so it makes sense that nearly every state in the U.S. has mining operations for granite. Seattle. Seattle; Kent Office; Kent: 425 282-6323 Lynnwood: 425 741-9200 ...

Minnesota mining history | Minnesota DNR

Early pioneers from Sweden, Norway, Germany, Scotland and Italy brought stone cutting skills with them to Minnesota. The first granite quarry was opened in the St. Cloud area in 1868. Limestone, marble, sandstone, and granite were important in the construction of bridges and buildings. Minnesota continues to be a strong supplier of quarry stone.

12 Rare Photos That Give A Glimpse of Minnesota's Mining History

Jan 23, 2017 · Milling along the Mississippi River played an enormous role in the early history of Minneapolis, just as Minnesota’s 17 Fortune 500 companies play their part today. And up north, Minnesota’s mining left its mark on the Arrowhead region. These 12 rare photos of Minnesota’s mining history will give you a glimpse of life on the Iron Range.