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Item 82063

Falmouth Mill, Jay, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1885

Location: Jay

Media: Photographic print

Item 82029

Otis Mill Machine Shop, Jay, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1940

Location: Jay

Media: Photographic print

Item 75127

Welcome to Jay sign, ca. 1986

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1986

Location: Jay

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.


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. 


Draper's claim northeast of Bath, 1795

Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Site Page

Merrill Knight's home.

Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

… Two (now known as Milton Plantation), Rumford, Jay, Hartford, and Sumner. It is a tradition here that Merrill Knight and Daniel Lunt, both of…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 12 View All


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.


I feel like there will always be a need for Paper

by Patricia Richards

The Paper Industry is very important to people in the Jay, Livermore Falls, and Rumford areas.


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.