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Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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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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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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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

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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

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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.

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community