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Historical Items Showing 3 of 778 View All

Item 80136

Maine Coated Paper Company blueprint, 1903

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: 1903

Location: Rumford

Media: Blue Ink on paper

Item 78660

Umbagog Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1881

Location: Livermore Falls

Media: Photograph

Item 82062

#1 paper machine, Otis Mill, Jay, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Jay

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 7 View All

Item 37489

59-89 West Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: E. Corey & Co.

Use: Warehouse

Item 54340

Assessor's Record, 235-311 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Winslow & Company

Use: Clay Kilns

Item 38982

622-624 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Consolidated Industries, Inc.

Use: Apartments & Stores

Exhibits Showing 3 of 41 View All

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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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Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.

Site

Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine

The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.

Site

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

Western Maine Foothills Region

Eleven communities comprise the Western Foothills Region, all interconnected yet each with its own unique, rich history. This site is the beginning of the towns sharing their stories with the world, each other, and the next generation. Working closely with local schools, six historical societies came together to help the next generation understand the heritage of their area. We invite you to explore our exhibits that celebrate the individuals and events that formed our communities.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 15 View All

Story

My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum

by Sherry Judd


I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.

Story

I feel like there will always be a need for Paper

by Patricia Richards


The Paper Industry is very important to people in the Jay, Livermore Falls, and Rumford areas.

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