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Historical Items

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Item 9059

Maine Spinning Company mill, Skowhegan, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1925 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 23525

Vacant Spinning Room in Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 23522

Spinning Room of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 1 of 2

… just put the boards into the drum, which would spin for 5-6 hours. It would go counter clockwise then they would reverse it.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 2 of 3

This was the second textile mill in town. Piscataquis Woolen Company Mill, Guilford, 1912Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society The…