Contributed by Franco-American Collection
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The Hill Mill was one of many textile mills in Lewiston-Auburn. Construction began in 1850 under the Hill Manufacturing Company of local industrialist Thomas J Hill, and the mill remained operational for over a century, until it closed in 1971, having been absorbed into the Bates Manufacturing Company.
The textile industry provided the primary means of employment for Franco-Americans. From their construction in the 1860s and 70s, the workforce of these mills was primarily Franco-American. Many mills encouraged their workers to play hockey, and some maintained their own teams.
About This Item
- Title: Hockey game, Hill Mill, Lewiston, ca. 1940
- Creation Date: circa 1940
- Subject Date: circa 1940
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 20.5 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
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