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Item 79284

James Hunt to father, Newburyport, 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1845

Location: Newburyport; Mansfield; Boston; Providence; New York

Media: Ink on paper

Item 79285

James Hunt to parents in Bath, Newburyport, 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1845

Location: Newburyport; Bath

Media: Ink on paper

Item 79286

James L. Hunt on changing jobs, Newburyport, 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1845

Location: Bath; Newburyport

Media: Ink on paper

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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

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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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 37 View All

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

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Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889

Lubec, Maine - A Signature Quilt

A Signature Quilt By Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Wormell Sisters image from Betsey Leavitt Josselyn Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889Item…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All

Story

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.

Story

Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre

by Vernon L. Cox


Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

Story

Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar


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