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Item 63749

Geography class, North Jay granite quarry, 1914

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1914-05-29 Location: Jay Media: Photographic print

Item 80727

Frank “Big Thunder” Loring, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Indian Island; Old Town Media: Postcard

Item 33630

Architectural drawing, Lewiston Public Library, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1901-05-31 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper


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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.


Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.