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Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Date: circa 1902
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society
Date: circa 1929
Location: Island Falls
Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust
Date: circa 1910
Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 4; T1R9 WELS
Media: Photographic print
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.
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.