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.
The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
… Harbor Hospital was built in 1897, MDI Biological Laboratory began as the Tufts Summer School of Biology in 1898, and the Jackson Laboratory was…
… of the Atlantic, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, and Jackson Laboratory provided economic stability and year-round jobs, drawing people…
… for school children, a delight for birders, a laboratory for biologists and naturalists, and a prime territory for fishermen and hunters.