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Historical Items

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Item 26875

CCC gypsy moth work, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1934 Media: Photographic print

Item 26852

Gypsy moth control, Sebago, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1935 Location: Sebago Media: Photographic print

Item 65077

Playing dress-up on Cousins Island, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

Summer Street Steamship Gypsie, entering the Sowadabscook Stream, circa 1895 Item 27778 infoHampden Historical Society

My Maine Stories

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Story

First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers