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Historical Items Showing 3 of 413 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 82062

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

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Jay

Media: Photograph

Item 78660

Umbagog Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: circa 1881

Location: Livermore Falls

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 48 View All

Item 37372

320-322 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Storr David Flour Mills

Use: Storage - Flour & Lumber

Item 85336

Mills property, Sunset Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Susie G. Mills

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 86094

Mills property, N. Side Lyndon Avenue, Rear, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mabel O. Mills

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 28 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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Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Sites Showing 3 of 27 View All

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

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

Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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 14 View All

Story

I never thought I would work at a paper mill.

by Greg Bizier


I love science and managed the lab for International Paper's Otis Mill for 31 years.

Story

My 41 year career in Maine paper mills

by Mike Luciano


Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes

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