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Historical Items

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Item 8313

Loggers in Maine woods

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8428

Loggers, Maine woods

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8526

Loggers, Maine woods

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

The loggers then started storing logs for spring. During that time they played anything from football to whiffle ball.

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec Citations

Wilson. 27 Apr. 2011. Pick, Jimmy T. Wesco’s logger boots. 7 Apr. 2010. http://the1939clothier.blogspot.com. 9 Apr.

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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The shoes that loggers wore had spikes on them to keep them balanced on the logs. Also, loggers used an axe called the double bit axe that was very…