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At one time, white granite from North Jay was a coveted building material. It was used for Grant's Tomb in New York City (photo above); the Marshall Field department stores in Chicago; and other major buildings in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Cleveland. (Sources: Maine Place Names and the Peopling of its Towns, by Ava Harriet Chadbourne. Portland: The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1955, Wikipedia, Grant's Tomb, National Park Service, General Grant National Memorial)


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