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Historical Items

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Item 78670

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

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1896 Location: Livermore Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 5626

Strike at St. Regis Paper, Bucksport, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Item 81853

First Two Machines at Oxford Mill, Rumford, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print


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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. 


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.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

for the production of heavier weights and brown papers. The A,B,C connotation was changed to 7, 8, and 9 in the 1960's after removal of the IP…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 1 of 4

… his associates, in 1898, to form a new company, International Paper, combining 20 pulp and paper manufacturing plants in Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 3 of 4

… in the sale of portions of the Albermarle Paper Company, a portion of Ethyl holdings. Ethyl continued to be run by the Gottwald Family.

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.


Two generations tell the family's Paper story
by Normand and Richard Paradis

Father and son discuss their lives working for International Paper and changes over time


There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke

My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.