Keywords: Industrial Supplies
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.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.
Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…
JHallowell residents, Jude Rice and Dr. Hill, supplied the money to build the automobile. George McClench, Frank McClench, and Charles L.