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Item 27840

Lime Quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

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Gay's Wharf, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 27826

Creighton Limekilns, Thomaston, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print


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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.


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.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

… Contributed byMaine Historical Society Lime was already an active industry in Thomaston by the time Knox moved to the area, and he became very…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

The plaster was made of hydrated lime, sand, water, and horse hair. The slate was made of clay or volcanic ash.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 3 of 4

It was to house a new lime kiln, 275 feet in length. This, again, was to save chemicals from the process.