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Historical Items

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Item 6994

Textile mill workers, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 6993

Workers at textile mill, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 102041

Night view of textile mills and river, Biddeford and Saco, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Exhibit

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

The Cotton Mill made jeans, sheeting, coat lining, and prints. At its height in 1866, there were two hundred people working at the mill at one time.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Sam L. Cohen (1915-2003)

… known as Little Canada, which was close to the textile mills that employed so many at the time. Cohen learned both Hebrew and Yiddish (which…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 3 of 3

Biddeford's textile mills however, were hit hard by the stoppage in cotton production & the cotton blockades.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.

Story

Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

Story

Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage