Keywords: mill workers
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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library
Date: circa 1880
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.
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.
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.
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Many of us followed the workers to the mill and there was John MacGregor, smiling at the door, holding an envelope for each man.
Row House, Hallowell, ca. 1935Hallowell mill workers lived in The Row House on Second Street. Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The Cotton…
… clothes pin mill, bowling pin mill, two lumber mills, cedar mill, shingle mill, and a lath mill (lath are thin strips of wood used as a foundation…
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by Mike Luciano
Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes
by David Bishop
My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.
by Arnold R. Couture
I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician