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Item 100344

Title: Coopers Mills School House, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Whitefield

Media: Postcard

Item 99124

Title: Pepperell Mills weavers, Biddeford, ca. 1925

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1925

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 15973

Title: Old #4, Sanford Mills

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1905

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records Showing 3 of 48 View All

Item 37372

Address: 320-322 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Storr David Flour Mills

Use: Storage - Flour & Lumber

Item 85336

Address: Mills property, Sunset Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Susie G. Mills

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 86094

Address: Mills property, N. Side Lyndon Avenue, Rear, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mabel O. Mills

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 51 View All

Exhibit

Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1896

Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.

Exhibit

Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

Exhibit

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

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.

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Site

Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine

The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.

Site

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.