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Historical Items

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Item 9691

Great Falls of the Androscoggin River, Lewiston, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1975 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 16351

Main Street of Lisbon Falls Burning, Lisbon Falls, 1901

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society Date: 1901-04-06 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 16356

The Lisbon Falls Area Before the Great Fire of 1901

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Lisbon Falls; Durham Media: Photographic print


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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.


Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

Every couple of minutes a new wall would fall and scatter the firefighters. The granite wall, (part of the Granite Block) was there, although it was…

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… the growth of log huts, the ring of the ax in the great forest, and the hum of life in the home of the hardy pioneer.

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

Just months before the start of the Great Depression, a group of actors, directors and producers from New York City pulled together a repertory…

My Maine Stories

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There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke

My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.