Keywords: flour mill
Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.
… first crops of wheat and corn to be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well as allowed them to store…
The Flat Bag Department made bags for flour, groceries, clothing, confectioneries, and bread in more than 35 different sizes and more than 20 brands.
… products of every description: lumber, paper, flour, leather, shoes, toothpicks, bowling pins, clothespins, shingles, barrels, tool handles.