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Item 27815

Garland Manufacturing Co., Saco, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1965

Location: Saco

Media: black and white photograph

Item 14659

Accident report, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer, 1927

Contributed by: City of Brewer

Date: 1927-02-19

Location: Brewer

Media: Ink and Paper

Item 82211

Westbrook Manufacturing Company, Westbrook, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library

Date: circa 1890

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photograph

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Item 37385

Assessor's Record, 54-56 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: McDonald Manufacturing Co.

Use: Garage

Item 37386

Assessor's Record, 54-56 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: McDonald Manufacturing Co.

Use: Storage

Item 37387

Assessor's Record, 54-56 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: McDonald Manufacturing Co.

Use: Storage

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Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

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.

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Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.

Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.

Site

Skating on the Androscoggin River, ca. 1890

Androscoggin Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Story

My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine

by Donna Cassese


I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.

Story

I work as a Journeyman Mechanic/Millwright at Catalyst

by Linda Deane


Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.