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Item 33724

Title: Fiske Sawmill, Blue Hill village, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Blue Hill

Media: photograph on paper

Item 9473

Title: Sawmill, Kingfield, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: circa 1875

Location: Kingfield

Media: Black & White Photograph

Item 13137

Title: Johnson Sawmill, Westbrook, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photograph

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Item 59822

Address: 69 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Porter-Burnham Company

Use: Sawmill & Storage

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Exhibit

Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Exhibit

Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1896

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.

Exhibit

US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

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.

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Site

View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.

Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.