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Item 69116

Title: Stacked long lumber, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1957

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: circa 1957

Location: Strong

Media: Black & white photograph

Item 99452

Title: Bangor Lumber Company lumbermen, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bangor

Media: Postcard

Item 99451

Title: Bangor lumber mill workers, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1905

Location: Bangor

Media: Custom Postcard

Tax Records Showing 3 of 36 View All

Item 86133

Address: Lumber Storage and Mill, Brown Wharf Mill Building, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F B Irvin Lumber Company

Use: Lumber Storage and Mill

Item 70672

Address: 155 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Seavey Lumber Company

Use: Stable

Item 86982

Address: 464-464 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wilson Lumber Company

Use: Office

Exhibits Showing 3 of 27 View All

Exhibit

Cook house and crew, Maine woods

Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

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

Exhibit

US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

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.

Exhibit

Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

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.

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Site

Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine

The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.

Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.

Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.