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Item 78722

Rumford Falls Looking South, 1916

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1916-06-26

Location: Rumford

Media: Photographic print

Item 78723

Excavating the water district, Rumford, 1892

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1916-08-19

Location: Rumford

Media: Photographic print

Item 79711

Lounging Room, Mechanics Institute, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1911-11-09

Location: Rumford

Media: booklet/ink on paper

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Civil War soldier's monument, Rumford Center, 1921

Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.


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.


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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Waldo Street, Rumford, ca. 1920

Western Maine Foothills Region - Fires in Rumford

SOURCES: Rumford Falls Times, August, 4, 1923 Rumford Falls Times, July 20, 1988 Poem by John McInnis Rumford Falls Times, November 29, 1929…

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Jonathan Keyes Log Cabin, Rumford Corner

Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

Hugh J. Chisholm, Rumford, ca. 1920Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society The forward thinking Hugh J.

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Rumford Falls Maine 1895

Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 4 of 4

… by Mark Silber, Rumford Public Library and Rumford Historical Society, Rumford, ME., 2000; Historic Rumford Falls, Illustrated Walking Tour, by…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 5 View All


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


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.


I work as a Journeyman Mechanic, or Millwright at Catalyst

by Linda Deane

Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.