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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 99449

Lumber schooners on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

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

Item 99450

Penobscot River lumber raft at Bangor, ca. 1905

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

Tax Records

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Item 86364

Lumber Storage, Hobsom Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harrison J Libby Heirs Use: Lumber Storage

Item 86369

Lumber Storage, Hobson Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harrison J Libby Heirs Use: Lumber Storage

Item 86854

Lumber Storage, Wrights Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dana Richardson Use: Lumber Storage

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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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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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.

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 - Online Items

Online Items Stacked long lumber, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1957 Item 69116 infoStrong Historical Society Long lumber of all…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Starbirds Stacked long lumber, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1957 Item 69116 infoStrong Historical Society Long lumber of all dimensions…

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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Two generations tell the family's Paper story
by Normand and Richard Paradis

Father and son discuss their lives working for International Paper and changes over time

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Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.