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Historical Items

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Item 33716

John MacGregor, Lincoln, 1898

Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Lincoln Media: Photographic print

Item 31396

Lombard Loghauler, Lincoln, 1910

Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Lincoln Media: Photographic print

Item 27516

Spool Mill and Williams Mill Stereoptic Card, Farmington, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Stereograph

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.


Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

These spool bars were sent to the Clark Thread Company of New Jersey to be threaded. In 1873-1875 a Scottish industrialist made visits to Lincoln on…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

Stowell and his three spool factories in Dixfield and a half-dozen or more in surrounding towns. Dixfield attracted the best talent in the legal…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast