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Historical Items

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Item 78918

Bag Mill bachelor housing, Rumford, 1946

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1946-08-08 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Item 67427

Hollingsworth & Whitney housing, Winslow, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee Date: circa 1920 Location: Winslow Media: Photographic print

Item 82183

Mill Housing, Canal Street, Lewiston, ca.1880

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86133

Lumber Storage and Mill, Brown Wharf Mill Building, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F B Irvin Lumber Company Use: Lumber Storage and Mill

Item 70683

Mill, Marginal Way, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F.A. Rumery Company Use: Mill

Item 86141

Assessor's Record, Mill, Browns Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F E Irvin Lumber Company Use: Mill


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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


Making Paper, Making Maine

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.


Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - New Tissue Mill, Lincoln, 1964 - Page 1 of 2

… Society Description New tissue mill under construction in Lincoln in 1964 showing the old stock house for storing paper in background…

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

Row House, Hallowell, ca. 1935Hallowell mill workers lived in The Row House on Second Street. Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The Cotton…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… Customs House Text by Kimberly Mathews, Charles Mills, Courtney Mitchell, and Ashley Rusaw 7th grade students at Bath Middle School Images from…

My Maine Stories

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes