Keywords: Falmouth Mill
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Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum
Date: circa 1906
Location: Falmouth Foreside
Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum
Date: circa 1885
Media: Photographic print
Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.
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.
At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.
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… Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1789; Daniel Lunt of Falmouth in 1790; John Fox of Portland in 1792; in 1794 to Isaac Thompson, Joshua Eddy, and…
Mattanawcook Observer. 1st ed. Vol. 2. Falmouth Foreside, 1983. Print. Hawkins, Alan H., ed. Mattanawcook Observer. 2nd ed. Vol.
… to both sides of Waldo Street and to houses on Falmouth and Hancock Streets, that additional help was needed to contain the blaze.