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Historical Items

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Item 30864

Drapers Mill, Guilford, late 1940s

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1948 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 31032

Drapers Mill & Edes Building, Guilford, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 80994

The Wildcat, Princeton, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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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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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 1 of 2

Drapers Mill & Edes Building, Guilford, ca. 1940Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society After World War Ⅱ, in 1947, Drapers Mill was founded…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

… Contributed byGuilford Historical Society Drapers Mill, Guilford, late 1940sItem Contributed byGuilford Historical Society He needed to move…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 2 of 3

The Draper Mill relocated and built a facility on Water Street. Innovations included 94 modern automatic looms replacing 40 hand looms.