Bob McDougall is a lifelong resident of Portland. He was born in 1961 and attended Portland public schools until leaving for college, after which he decided to return to Portland. He is a charter member of the Portland Historical Society (established in 1973), and is currently the Museum Director of the Ruth Callander House Museum of Portland history. Bob's contributions to local history include "PORTLAND," a book commissioned by the Images of America project. He is also employed as a Computer Systems Engineer. As a lifelong resident of Portland and an active local historian, Bob McDougall has a unique perspective on the past, present and future of the Portland brownstone quarries. Bob’s reflections provide a portrait of the quarries as a place of teaching and learning about the past, of raising a community awareness and appreciation of its history, and of quiet personal reflection.