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Item 23082

Pine log drive on Machias River, Ambajejus, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: T1 R9 WELS

Media: Photographic print

Item 23081

Long log pine drive, Ambajejus, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: T1 R9 WELS

Media: Photographic print

Item 8368

Luther B. Rogers

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum

Date: circa 1880

Media: Photographic print

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Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

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US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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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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Hallowell Steam & Boom Company, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Logging

Pine log drive on Machias River, Ambajejus, ca. 1950Item Contributed byAmbajejus Boom House Museum It was in the early 1900s when they logged and…

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C. Vivian Richards Logging, Byron, ca. 1900

Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

… for its forests of maple, birch, spruce, and pine, and logging was a major industry. The soil was quite good and yielded good crops of corn…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

By the 1860’s, much of the big pine in the region had been cut, and many of the American-born loggers moved west, where the trees were bigger and the…