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Historical Items

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Item 22577

Contract for Aaron Putnam's mills, Houlton, 1810

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1810-09-13 Location: Houlton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11471

Letter to Samuel Cook about an upcoming election, Aug. 30, 1828

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1828-08-30 Location: Calais; Houlton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11470

Ichabod Bucknam to Samuel Cook regarding road building, 1827

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1827 Location: Houlton; Baring; Littleton; Monticello Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Colony Continues to Grow, 1874 - 1900

This undertaking provided a necessary step to New Sweden becoming a “plantation” in 1876. Local government had been organized to conduct the affairs…