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Historical Items

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Item 99451

Bangor lumber mill workers, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 99452

Bangor Lumber Company lumbermen, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 99450

Penobscot River lumber raft at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Towards the end, the Penobscot and Kenduskeag Rivers were polluted, which greatly affected the wildlife and environment. The lumber that had seemed…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Change, though, was in the offing. View of Downtown Bangor from City Hall Tower, ca. 1870Item Contributed byBangor Public Library At this same…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

… reports that railroad carloads of broomcorn, ash lumber from Bangor and broom handles were received.