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.
In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.
Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.
Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) Construction of the new Bradbury Bridge, Biddeford, 1921Item…
Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) Main Street, Biddeford, 1909Item Contributed byMcArthur Public…
Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) Staff of Biddeford High School Olympian, 1924Item Contributed…