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Historical Items

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Item 22131

Shoe Factories, Springvale, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1897 Location: Sanford Media: Glass Negative

Item 28932

York Factories, Saco, 1830

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1830 Location: Saco Media: Engraving; ink on paper

Item 27814

Factories on Saco Island, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1960 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 64431

Factory, Morrill Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas P. Beals Furniture Co. Use: Factory - Furniture

Item 74960

Factory, Thompsons Point, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Oxweld Railroad Service Company Use: Factory - Gas Production

Item 43161

Factory, Dalton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: East Deering Foundry Co. Use: Factory

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Exhibit

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.

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

This factory had been organized by local farmers, and the farmers named the factory the Sandy River Cheese Company.

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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description A step in the process of producing potato starch…