Poplar, Forest Paper Co., Yarmouth, ca. 1880

Contributed by Yarmouth Historical Society


The Forest Paper Company in Yarmouth stockpiled thousands of cords of poplar for its soda pulp mill. The mill opened in 1872 and was purchased by S.D. Warren and George W. Hammond in 1874, when its name was changed from Yarmouth Paper Co. to Forest Paper Co.

Sitting between the Royal River and East Elm street, trestles and tracks were built to transport the four-foot logs to the mill.

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  • Title: Poplar, Forest Paper Co., Yarmouth, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Local Name: Third Falls
  • Town: Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
  • Local Code: 1997.46.1
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Yarmouth Historical Society
118 East Elm St., PO Box 107, Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-6259

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