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Item 9385

James Otis Kaler

Contributed by: South Portland Public Library Date: 1902 Location: South Portland; South Portland; South Portland Media: Acrylic painting

Item 14802

James Otis Kaler, South Portland, ca. 1905

Contributed by: An individual through South Portland Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 14810

James Otis Kaler and Ned, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1900

Contributed by: An individual through South Portland Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Cape Elizabeth 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.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

… made paper collars, the forerunner of the celluloid collar. Shaw married Sophia Priest of Biddeford in 1852, and the couple had one son, Otis.

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South Portland Public Library

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

… came with their five-gallon cans to be filled…Otis was usually sitting in his rocking chair by the big pot-bellied stove in the middle of the floor…