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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

Item 14644

Old paper machine, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer

Contributed by: City of Brewer

Date: 1921

Location: Brewer

Media: Photographic print

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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

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

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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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

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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Grist and saw mills on the Upper Falls, Rumford, ca. 1895

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

Site Page

SEE NOTE Dam Construction at Rumford Falls, ca 1895

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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Hugh J. Chisholm, Rumford, ca. 1920

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 Showing 3 of 8 View All

Story

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.

Story

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

Story

First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman

by Arthur Benedetto


I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers