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Item 20571

Logging Camp, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 34348

Piles of logs along the Saco River, circa 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Postcard

Item 100443

Old headworks, Ambajejus Lake, 1870

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1870 Location: T1 R9 WELS Media: Photographic print


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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.


Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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

Lumberjacks had spiked boots that made it so they wouldn’t slip on the logs, which was extremely important.

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

… (also known as the “Pork and Beans War” and the “Lumberjack War”), I would be nervous if I was a wife to one of the men that went to the war.