Keywords: Oxford Paper Company
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.
Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.
2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
It was to purchase paper in rolls from the Oxford Paper Company, coat both sides, then cut to sheet size, package, and ship to the customer.
Leane and Elliott E. “Bud” Burns, The Oxford Paper Company, 1958; A History of Rumford, Maine 1774-1972 by John J. Leane and 1972-2000 by Elliott E.