Keywords: Mill closing
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Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine
Media: audio recording
Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Date: circa 1940
The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.