Search Results

Keywords: American Woolen Company

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 7 Showing 3 of 7

Item 8156

South Channel Bridge, Skowhegan, 1901

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1901-12-16 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 8146

South Channel Dam bulkhead, Skowhegan, 1901

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1901-12-16 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 35951

Hotel Coburn, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1910 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 3 Showing 3 of 3

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Site Pages

View All Showing 2 of 2 Showing 2 of 2

Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 1 of 3

… mill on Spring's Island for the felting of woolen goods. Mill wheel bearing, Saco, ca. 1840Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library The…

Site Page

Guilford, Maine - The Next Fifty Years 1916-1966

Guilford Woolen Mills Company was formed. McKusick Fuel Company was established. Samuel and Paul Herrick expanded their business to include a service…

My Maine Stories

View All Showing 1 of 1 Showing 1 of 1

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars