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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

by Paula Woodworth


Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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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.

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If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.

by Brent Gay


Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills

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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.

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone


A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith


Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman

by Arthur Benedetto


I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers

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It was like a family in the mill

by Arnold R. Couture


I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician

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My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland

by Sherry Judd


A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum

by Sherry Judd


I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.

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Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar


Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

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