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Historical Items

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Item 9764

Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Springvale Media: Photographic print

Item 15858

Preston B. Keith Shoe Factory, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Springvale Media: Print from glass negative

Item 7437

Factory Island Department Shoe Store, Saco, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Saco Media: Photo negative

Tax Records

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Item 43161

Factory, Dalton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: East Deering Foundry Co. Use: Factory

Item 64411

Factory, Morrill Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: G.A. Crosman & Sons Co. Use: Factory

Item 44455

34-38 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Schlotterbeck & Foss Company Use: Factory


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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


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.


Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

This factory had been organized by local farmers, and the farmers named the factory the Sandy River Cheese Company.

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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description A step in the process of producing potato starch…

My Maine Stories

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border


The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down