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Item 31893

Indenture contract for Samuel Perkins of Arundel, 1805

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1805

Location: Arundel

Media: Ink on paper

Item 27865

Charter Contract, Schooner Platina, 1845

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Location: New York; Antwerp

Media: Ink on paper

Item 22577

Contract for Aaron Putnam's mills, Houlton, 1810

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1810-09-13

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 34403

183 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Tyler Realty Company

Use: Shop - Plumbing & Contracting

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.


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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Granite Sample

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… Industry Historical Society To gather the contracts for the Quarries, the owners would usually have to go around and bid on them themselves.

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Grist and saw mills on the Upper Falls, Rumford, ca. 1895

Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 3 of 3

Sawyer, Sawyer & Moulton Copy of a Draft Contract between Rumford and Mexico Water District, Rumford, Maine…Contract for Stripping Basin Mt.

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List of bids submitted by granite companies for the Lodge Building at the Washington Monument, DC

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

In his confusion, Hall neglected to sign the contract for the job (seen here). The Union Trust Company of Ellsworth foreclosed his mortgage, and in…

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII