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Historical Items

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Item 78670

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

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1896 Location: Livermore Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 98633

Otis Mill, Jay, 1907

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: 1907-05-15 Location: Jay; Livermore Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 82062

#1 paper machine, Otis Mill, Jay, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Jay Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

… made paper collars, the forerunner of the celluloid collar. Shaw married Sophia Priest of Biddeford in 1852, and the couple had one son, Otis.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

… Andrew moved his family to the town of Otis. In about eight years the family returned to Patten's Bay where Donnivan settled on Lot # 26.

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Otisfield Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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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

I never thought I would work at a paper mill.
by Greg Bizier

I love science and managed the lab for International Paper's Otis Mill for 31 years.

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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