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Item 19280

Pickaroo, Presque Isle, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Presque Isle Media: metal, wood

Item 18996

Snow & Nealley pulphook

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Presque Isle Media: Metal

Item 18997

Home-made pulphook, St. Francis, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Saint Francis; Presque Isle Media: Metal


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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.


Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


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

Logging was very important because citizens relied on wood to heat their homes, cook food, build houses, and build ships.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

Stockholm. c. 1930 Item 19524 infoStockholm Historical Society Adzes. A tool used when building log cabins.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… and its tributaries roiled with a winter’s logs? Each of the 12 towns in the Western Foothills School District (RSU 10) has its own history and…