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Historical Items

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Item 12374

Razorblade sharpener, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Caribou; Saint Louis Media: Nickle plated steel

Item 101530

Ernest Colby sharpening saw blade, Westport Island, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1918 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 6393

Log cabin windmill blade quilt

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Vienna Media: Cotton


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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.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


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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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 3 of 4

… asset at Oxford which developed a new trial blade method of applying coating for the high gloss sheet market.

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Historic Hallowell - Sweat on the Kennebec ~ Hallowell Steam and Boom Company

… sculling violently with single fourteen foot wide bladed oars to keep the rafts straight. Logging on the Kennebec, Hallowell, ca.

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Historic Hallowell - Industrial Recources

… used for chopping wood with usually a steel blade attached at a right angle to a wooden handle.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey