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Historical Items

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Item 99451

Bangor lumber mill workers, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 29365

Milled lumber piles, Biddeford or Saco, ca. 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Glass Negative

Item 67709

Turning logs into lumber, Surry, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Wilbur and Marjorie Saunders through Surry Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Location: Surry Media: Silver print photograph

Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

… byBangor Public Library The Decline of Lumber The lumbering industry of Bangor started to take a decline in the late 1800s.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

The home workers could work at their own pace and make a few extra dollars. Thousands of apple boxes were assembled in the community.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The home workers could work at their own pace and make a few extra dollars. Thousands of apple boxes were assembled in the community.

My Maine Stories

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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes

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I work as a Journeyman Mechanic, or Millwright at Catalyst
by Linda Deane

Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community