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Historical Items

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Item 14984

Linwood Elliot and Harriet N. Shaw, Orono, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911 Location: Orono Media: Photographic print

Item 75145

Orono Pulp and Paper, Orono, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: 1917 Location: Orono Media: Photographic print

Item 15011

The Shaw family, Orono, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Orono; Orono; Orono Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

Site Pages

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Raymond H. Fogler Library

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Hudson Museum

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Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine

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My Maine Stories

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My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.