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Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Date: circa 1806
Location: Bath; Augusta
Media: Oil on Canvas
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.