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Item 78960

Woolen Mill, Somesville, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 31693

Frank Faulkner, Turner Woolen Mill, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Turner Media: Photographic print

Item 5555

Worumbo Mills, Lisbon Falls, ca. 1882

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1882 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: Card photograph


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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.


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.

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 2 of 2

New Addition to Guilford Woolen Mill, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society Interface Fabrics is the biggest mill in Guilford.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 2 of 3

The Draper Mill relocated and built a facility on Water Street. Innovations included 94 modern automatic looms replacing 40 hand looms.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

… Falls Light and Water Company, Rumford Falls Woolen Company, Rumford Falls Realty Company, and, finally, Oxford Paper Company (which was to become…