Historical Items Showing 3 of 1407 View All
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1814
Contributed by: Skowhegan History House
Date: circa 1900
Tax Records Showing 3 of 48 View All
Owner in 1924: F B Irvin Lumber Company
Use: Lumber Storage and Mill
Owner in 1924: F.A. Rumery Company
Owner in 1924: F E Irvin Lumber Company
Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.
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.
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.
Eleven communities comprise the Western Foothills Region, all interconnected yet each with its own unique, rich history. This site is the beginning of the towns sharing their stories with the world, each other, and the next generation. Working closely with local schools, six historical societies came together to help the next generation understand the heritage of their area. We invite you to explore our exhibits that celebrate the individuals and events that formed our communities.
A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 14 View All
by Arnold R. Couture
I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician
by Mike Luciano
Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes
by Brent Gay
Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills