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Historical Items Showing 3 of 1415 View All

Item 100344

Coopers Mills School House, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Whitefield

Media: Postcard

Item 99124

Pepperell Mills weavers, Biddeford, ca. 1925

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1925

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 15973

Old #4, Sanford Mills

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records Showing 3 of 48 View All

Item 37372

320-322 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Storr David Flour Mills

Use: Storage - Flour & Lumber

Item 85336

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

Owner in 1924: Susie G. Mills

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 86094

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

Owner in 1924: Mabel O. Mills

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 60 View All

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Site Pages Showing 3 of 827 View All

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John MacGregor, Lincoln, 1898

Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…

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Pulp mill, Lincoln, 1915

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

At this time the mill was owned by the Eastern Manufacturing Company. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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

Mills & Paper Industry The Mill Through Time Lincoln Paper & Tissue, 2010photo courtesy of Roger Stevens X The mill has manufactured different…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 17 View All

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

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.