Keywords: rural Maine
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Contributed by: Strong Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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.
Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.
The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.
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Online Items Rural Free Delivery Driver, Strong, ca. 1915 Item 69477 infoStrong Historical Society Rural free delivery service began in the…
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by Donald C. Cunningham
A story about my father and our family.
by Doris Tardy
Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.
by Randy Randall
We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.