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Historical Items

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Item 23081

Long log pine drive, Ambajejus, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: T1 R9 WELS Media: Photographic print

Item 23082

Pine log drive on Machias River, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum Date: circa 1950 Media: Photographic print

Item 25387

Thomas Westbrook letter to William Pepperrell about ship masts, York, 1734

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1734 Location: York; Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Logging

Pine log drive on Machias River, ca. 1950Ambajejus Boom House Museum It was in the early 1900s when they logged and worked very hard along the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

… for its forests of maple, birch, spruce, and pine, and logging was a major industry. The soil was quite good and yielded good crops of corn…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

By the 1860’s, much of the big pine in the region had been cut, and many of the American-born loggers moved west, where the trees were bigger and the…

My Maine Stories

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021