Forest Paper Co. smokestacks, Yarmouth, ca. 1900

Contributed by Yarmouth Historical Society

Description

Workers on rotating shifts produced soda pulp for making paper 24 hours a day.

The process included slicing poplar logs into small chips that were put into large digesters that pressure cooked them. Soda or lye was added at high heat to reduce the chips to pulp. The pulp was then strained or dried and sent off to papermakers all over the world.

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About This Item

  • Title: Forest Paper Co. smokestacks, Yarmouth, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Third Falls
  • Town: Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: 1995.71.20
  • Object Type: Image

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Yarmouth Historical Society
118 East Elm St., PO Box 107, Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-6259
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