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Historical Items

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Item 34056

Class in front of Blue Hill Academy, Blue Hill, 1893

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1893 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 34064

Long Island School, District #12 Blue Hill, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Denny Robertson through Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: circa 1890 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 29330

Lumber piled on town wharf, Blue Hill, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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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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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

… Academy Class in front of Blue Hill Academy, Blue Hill, 1893Item Contributed byBlue Hill Public Library Blue Hill Academy Ever since the…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

Captain John W. Kane, Blue Hill, ca. 1900Item Contributed byBlue Hill Historical Society According to the Maine Register of 1850, there were 13…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Before the 1800s, a salt works and two brickyards were built in East Surry. There was also a brickyard in Surry Village on Patten Bay, plus Newbury…