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Item 79981

Continental Paper Bag Company anniversary booklet cover, Rumford Falls, 1905

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Rumford

Media: Booklet/ink on paper

Item 79983

Continental Paper Bag Company proclamation, Rumford Falls, 1905

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1905

Location: Rumford

Media: booklet/ink on paper

Item 79984

Continental Paper Bag Company freight notice, Rumford Falls, 1912

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1912-03-13

Location: Rumford

Media: ink on paper

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Item 37312

165-171 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H Robinson

Use: Store

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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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Civil War monument dedication, Bethel, 1908

Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

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.

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Site Page

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

Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Each machine made bags of various sizes. The Flat Bag Department made bags for flour, groceries, clothing, confectioneries, and bread in more than 35…

Site Page

Construction of B Machine at Oxford Paper Company, Rumford, 1915

Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

… steam power to drive the steam engines of each paper machine, dry the paper, cook the pulp, and heat the buildings found a need for a new and…

Site Page

Jonathan Keyes Log Cabin, Rumford Corner

Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… Falls Sulphite Company; the Continental Paper Bag Company; and finally, the Oxford Paper Company.

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Story

Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service

by Jim Barrows


A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

Story

My life as a revolutionary knitter

by Katharine Cobey


Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR