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Item 25084

Falmouth Foreside, ca. 1906

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1906

Location: Falmouth Foreside

Media: Postcard

Item 82063

Falmouth Mill, Jay, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1885

Location: Jay

Media: Photographic print

Item 98633

Otis Mill, Jay, 1907

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: 1907-05-15

Location: Jay; Livermore Falls

Media: Photographic print

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Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1896

Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

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.


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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

Making Paper, Making Maine

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. 


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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

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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Merrill Knight's home.

Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

… Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1789; Daniel Lunt of Falmouth in 1790; John Fox of Portland in 1792; in 1794 to Isaac Thompson, Joshua Eddy, and…

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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

Mattanawcook Observer. 1st ed. Vol. 2. Falmouth Foreside, 1983. Print. Hawkins, Alan H., ed. Mattanawcook Observer. 2nd ed. Vol.

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Waldo Street, Rumford, ca. 1920

Western Maine Foothills Region - Fires in Rumford

… to both sides of Waldo Street and to houses on Falmouth and Hancock Streets, that additional help was needed to contain the blaze.