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Item 100125

Typical Maine lumberman, Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Media: Postcard

Item 18977

Elmer G. Bryson, Houlton, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1915

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 14343

Walter J. Swett, Ashland

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Ashland

Media: Photographic print

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Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

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Yellow birch logs, Atlas Plywood Co., Greenville, ca. 1955

Moosehead Historical Society

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John Jackins affadavit on timber interference, Fort Fairfield, 1839

Cary Library

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View of the City of Bangor, 1837

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Finally, the lumberman sawed the logs into lumber for shipment. Companies from around the world came to Bangor for the huge amount of revenue waiting…