Hockey game, Hill Mill, Lewiston, ca. 1940

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Hockey game, Hill Mill, Lewiston, ca. 1940

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The Hill Mill was one of many textile mills in Lewiston-Auburn. Construction began in 1850 under the Hill Manufacturing Company of local industrialist Thomas J Hill, and the mill remained operational for over a century, until it closed in 1971, having been absorbed into the Bates Manufacturing Company.

The textile industry provided the primary means of employment for Franco-Americans. From their construction in the 1860s and 70s, the workforce of these mills was primarily Franco-American. Many mills encouraged their workers to play hockey, and some maintained their own teams.

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  • Title: Hockey game, Hill Mill, Lewiston, ca. 1940
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Town: Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 753-6545

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