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Historical Items

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Item 29330

Lumber piled on town wharf, Blue Hill, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 78684

Lumber Mill at the Mill Pond, Somesville, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 27790

John Bailey to Edward E. O'Brien, Thomaston, 1861

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1861-03-22 Location: Thomaston; Owens Ferry Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


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.


Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Lumber exportation provided Bangor with an influx in population, caused by the many incoming laborers and their families.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

Barker Lumber and Box Co. was another such enterprise. Guilford Lumber Company Mill, ca. 1900Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Agriculture

… supplies for the lumber industry or as an exporter of agricultural produce to the nation, agriculture has always been at the center of Presque…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life