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C. Shaw and Willis Shaw, two brothers from Dexter, first built a saw mill in New Limerick so they had the materials to build their tannery. The plant was finished in the spring of 1875.
Around the Tannery a small community grew including a boarding home for employees. The plant produced 750 to 1000 tons of finished leather annually, and in 1896 they added a spur track to the plant by the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. The plant used tons of Hemlock bark annually in the tanning process.
About This Item
- Title: The Tannery, New Limerick, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Town: Dexter, New Limerick
- County: Aroostook, Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Large Format Negative
- Dimensions: 17.1 cm x 23.5 cm
- Collection: Frank Dunn Collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Buildings--Maine--New Limerick
- Business enterprises--Maine--New Limerick
- Leather industry--Maine--New Limerick
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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