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Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1880
Location: New Sweden
Contributed by: Caribou Public Library
Date: circa 1940
Media: Photographic print
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Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Company
Use: Grain Mill
Owner in 1924: Conant Corporation
Use: Grain Mill and Storage
In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.
Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.
Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.
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… in the Swedish Colony Pike pole, Stockholm. ca. 1930 Item 19542 infoStockholm Historical Society Hand sickle used for cutting grain.
… granite desirable? It was light and fine grained, with a high percentage of feldspar which made it easily worked in the quarry and under the…
… these island people "raised their own corn and grain, cattle, sheep, and swine, for the use of their families, spun, wove, and knit their clothing…