Keywords: Moosehead Manufacturing Co
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.
Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.
These 600 photographs were taken all over the Moosehead and Rangeley Lakes region. Fly Rod is present in a few of them and occasionally accompanied…
Blue Stream. Cornelia Crosby, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1895Fly Rod fishing in front of Mt. Kineo along the shores of Moosehead Lake.Item Contributed…