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Keywords: Paper Making

Historical Items

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Item 14749

Paper making, Brewer, 1921

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: 1921 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 103016

Broadside seeking rags for paper making, Westbrook, 1795

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1795 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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Item 14644

Old paper machine, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: 1921 Location: Brewer 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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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.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Sources: The Continental Paper Bag Company press, 1905 H. Schedler Photo Engraving, New York Kiesling Bros. Press, New York

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 4 of 4

… and electrically with state-of-the-art paper making equipment. BOISE CASCADE SOLD TO MEAD On September 1996, after 20 years of investment in the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 1 of 4

The history of Rumford as a great paper making center began on July 12, 1893, when The Rumford Falls Paper Company manufactured its first paper.

My Maine Stories

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I worked for International Paper for 40 years
by Peter Crosson

I was never bored working in instrumentation at International Paper

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There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke

My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.

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If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.
by Brent Gay

Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills