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Historical Items

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Item 78670

Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1896

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1896 Location: Livermore Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 7096

Libbey Mill, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 105892

Robbins Mill, Bristol, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Bristol Media: Glass Plate Negative

Online Exhibits

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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.


Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early 1800s

Early 1800s Henry Knox monument, Thomaston, ca. 1871Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society After General Knox’s death in 1806…

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Historic Hallowell - The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company

But in the late 1800s to early 1900s, Hallowell was skyrocketing with industry. There were many factories at the time, such as the Johnson Shoe…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… Boston, was authorized to build the first grist mill, the first saw mills and develop the water power that flows out of Lake Webb, down Webb River…

My Maine Stories

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John Conroy: proud heir of a 4-generation business
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The evolution of a family business providing funeral services