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Historical Items

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Item 103690

Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Bingham Media: Tintype

Item 103691

A carpenter with his tools, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Tintype

Item 47794

Carpenter holding a square, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: Daguerreotype

Tax Records

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Item 90000

Carpenter property, West End Harrington Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Betty W. Carpenter Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 32511

12-16 Avon Court, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Leon V Walker and Leon V. Walker Trust for C.E. Weston Heirs Style: Second Empire Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 32496

Assessor's Record, 12 Avalon Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fred E Carpenter Style: Utilitarian Use: Garage


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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Additionally this created opportunities for sea captains and sailors. In the 1849 Directory of Biddeford and Saco, there were listed 25 ship…

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

… lumber and produced cut lumber and moldings for carpenters and cabinetmakers, and also produced wood-block patterns for the oil-cloth factories.

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

… sheds, a modeling and sculpture studio, carpenter's shop, blacksmith's shop, stable, wagon house, storehouse, boiler-house with stack and a rail…

My Maine Stories

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving