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Historical Items

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Item 101044

Logging operations at Lake Pennesseewassee, Norway, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1939 Location: Norway Media: Photographic print

Item 20185

Emerson Logging Company, Stacyville, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Stacyville Media: Photographic print

Item 78824

Towle and Fairbanks Logging and Sawmill, Dixfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print


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Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The paper industry relied on the logging industry because they used trees to make paper. Nowadays, logs aren’t shipped down the Kennebec River…

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

Early Industry and Bombahook Industry develops quickest where raw materials meet easy transportation and ready energy, both human and otherwise.

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Lincoln, Maine - Logging truck, Lincoln, ca. 1930

Logging truck, Lincoln, ca. 1930 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description These trucks would come across the frozen lake from…

My Maine Stories

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It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician