Keywords: factory workers
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Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society
Date: circa 1900
Location: Swan's Island
Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Media: Print from a 6
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.
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.