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Historical Items

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Item 80136

Maine Coated Paper Company blueprint, 1903

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: 1903 Location: Rumford Media: ink on paper

Item 82062

#1 paper machine, Otis Mill, Jay, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Jay Media: Photographic print

Item 78660

Umbagog Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1881 Location: Livermore Falls Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 41777

66-70 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Paper Box Co. Use: Box Factory

Item 70924

Paper Supplies Building, Presumpscot Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Paper Supplies Building

Item 37326

214-220 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percival P. Baxter Agent Use: Shop - Junk

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

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.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Sources: The Continental Paper Bag Company press, 1905 H. Schedler Photo Engraving, New York Kiesling Bros. Press, New York

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 2 of 2

… 2004: Lincoln Pulp and Paper and Eastern Fine Paper in Brewer shut down due to financial troubles of the parent company, Eastern Pulp & Paper Corp…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

… steam power to drive the steam engines of each paper machine, dry the paper, cook the pulp, and heat the buildings found a need for a new and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

Story

My career as a chemical engineer for S.D. Warren Paper Company
by Charles Dodge

I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology

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There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke

My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.