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Item 23079

Clearing a log jam, Ambajejus, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: T1 R9 WELS Media: Photographic print

Item 35638

Log jam, Aroostook County, ca. 1900

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Media: Glass Negative

Item 35400

Log jam at Aroostook River Bridge, Ashland, 1894

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: 1894 Location: Ashland Media: Glass Negative


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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.


High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.


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.

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

The Last Kennebec Logdrive 1976 Log jams were common on the log drive. The logs sometimes got caught up on rocks, stopping the ones behind or even…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Church on the Hill

… to the social building on Main Street for toast, jam, and the delicious hard-boiled eggs that were served by church ladies group.

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… colorful “river drivers” who jumped from log to log to break up jams and keep the mass moving downstream.