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Item 20196

Mill pond, Island Falls, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Island Falls

Media: Photographic print

Item 27467

Walton Mill on Walton Pond, Farmington, circa 1917

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 22770

Hermon Pond, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Hermon Historical Society

Date: circa 1914

Location: Hermon

Media: print from slide

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Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. 


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W. R. Allan Residence, Dennysville, ca. 1910

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.

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Pulp mill, Lincoln, 1915

Lincoln, Maine - Pulp mill, Lincoln, 1915 - Page 1 of 2

It was then sent to the wood room to make chips for the pulp mill. At this time the mill was owned by the Eastern Manufacturing Company.

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Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

… had to have at least four inches of ice on the pond before you could set up to start cutting.” The Moores cut ice on Cascade Pond, above the first…

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Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

… lumbermen began cutting around Folsom and Upper Ponds, sending the wood down the streams for transport to the saw mill.