Keywords: Labor organizations
The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.
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.
French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.
… Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor by Edward L. Hawes Aerial view looking toward LubecItem Contributed byMaine Historical…
… in each of the first four degrees: Faith - laborer and maid; Hope -- cultivator and shepherdess; Charity -- harvesters and gleaners; Fidelity --…
Over 700 laborers were involved in the construction. Many were Italian immigrants lured from working on the railroad in Machias by the promise of…