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Historical Items

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Item 25228

Mill workers during the lunch hour on Main Street, Biddeford, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 7247

Lincoln Mill workers

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 18723

Workers, Pejepscot Paper Mill, Topsham, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Topsham; Topsham Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Exhibit

Eastern Fine Paper

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.

Exhibit

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. 

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

Many of us followed the workers to the mill and there was John MacGregor, smiling at the door, holding an envelope for each man.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

Row House, Hallowell, ca. 1935Hallowell mill workers lived in The Row House on Second Street. Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The Cotton…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Mills and Homes in Stockholm

… clothes pin mill, bowling pin mill, two lumber mills, cedar mill, shingle mill, and a lath mill (lath are thin strips of wood used as a foundation…

My Maine Stories

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Story

My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes

Story

My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.

Story

It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician