Historical Items Showing 3 of 1415 View All
Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1925
Media: Photographic print
Tax Records Showing 3 of 48 View All
Owner in 1924: Storr David Flour Mills
Use: Storage - Flour & Lumber
Owner in 1924: Susie G. Mills
Use: Summer Dwelling
Owner in 1924: Mabel O. Mills
Use: Summer Dwelling
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.
Site Pages Showing 3 of 827 View All
In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…
At this time the mill was owned by the Eastern Manufacturing Company. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
Mills & Paper Industry The Mill Through Time Lincoln Paper & Tissue, 2010photo courtesy of Roger Stevens X The mill has manufactured different…
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