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Item 9697

Main Street, Leeds, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Leeds

Media: Photographic print

Item 9699

Lanes Store Postcard

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Leeds

Media: Postcard

Item 9703

E.S.Waite Store, Leeds, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Leeds

Media: Photographic print

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Exhibit

Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

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. 

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.