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Keywords: Lumber industry

Historical Items

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Item 69116

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

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1957 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 99452

Bangor Lumber Company lumbermen, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 99451

Bangor lumber mill workers, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Custom Postcard

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

The woodworking shop milled lumber and produced cut lumber and moldings for carpenters and cabinetmakers, and also produced wood-block patterns for…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Salmon industry Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan’s Island was home to an…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Towards the end, the Penobscot and Kenduskeag Rivers were polluted, which greatly affected the wildlife and environment. The lumber that had seemed…

My Maine Stories

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.

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If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.
by Brent Gay

Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills

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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.