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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1880
Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Photographic print
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In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.
The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.
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… Society Luther, like other infantrymen, was issued a heavy harness leather belt from which hung several items he would carry into battle.
Dorothy got involved with harness racing because her husband John enjoyed watching the races. Her son, Jimmy one of her five children, started racing…
Page was a manufacturer/dealer of saddle, harnesses, and trunks. His place of business was on Water Street and his residence is described as.."n.
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by Hugh J. Chisholm
Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.
by Ian Trask
Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork