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Item 8941

Plows loaded for shipment

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

Item 7995

Thomes Universal woodworking machine

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

Item 8004

Interior of a shop at the Portland Company, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

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John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860

J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Wooden pantry box of T. L. Richardson, Strong, ca. 1870

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

The Cheese Factory Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Return to Student Research Cheese/Pantry BoxItem Contributed byStrong…

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Ox team, Upper Main Street, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Wood Products of Strong

Wood Products of Strong Text By: Carl Stinchfield and Dawn S. Pratt Return to Online Exhibits The importance of wood products to the Town of Strong…

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Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

Early Schools Text By: Kathy Lambert Return to Online Exhibits The early schools of Strong were called rural or district schools and were situated…