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Historical Items

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Item 29188

Hallowell Cotton Mill, Academy Street, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 103929

Pepperell's vacant Mill #2, Biddeford, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1854 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital Image

Item 104179

Laconia Picker House, Biddeford, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1845 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital Image

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - The Opening & Closing of Hallowell's Shoe Companies

The building, now the Cotton Mill Apartments, is located at 2 Academy Street, Hallowell, ME. Hallowell Cotton Mill, Academy Street, ca.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down