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Apprentice certification

Apprentice certification

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Young men wishing to work in the granite industy had to complete a three year apprenticeship under the supervision of a journeyman stonecutter to enter the stone trade. The state law required the boy to be 14 years or older, having the physical strength and bone structure for the laborus work that was involved. As this document shows, Fred Haynes completed this apprenticeship with a very high recommendation. After his high school graduation Mr. Haynes moved to Massachusetts eventually opening his own monument business.

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