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Historical Items

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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

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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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Tax Records

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Item 37312

165-171 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H Robinson Use: Store

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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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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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.

Site Pages

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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…

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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…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

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

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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.

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes