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Historical Items

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Item 17301

Mill stone, Houlton, ca. 1814

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1814 Location: Houlton Media: Stone

Item 85611

Original label on wooden gunpowder keg, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Windham Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Windham Media: Paper, wood

Item 8168

Weston's Mill and Old Carding Mill Ca. 1890

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86133

Lumber Storage and Mill, Brown Wharf Mill Building, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F B Irvin Lumber Company Use: Lumber Storage and Mill

Item 70683

Mill, Marginal Way, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F.A. Rumery Company Use: Mill

Item 86141

Assessor's Record, Mill, Browns Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F E Irvin Lumber Company Use: Mill

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109464

Bates Mill Buildings, Lewiston, 1900-1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900–1902 Location: Lewiston Client: Bates Mill Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Item 109461

Stone Dam on Little Androscoggin River for Barker Mill Co., Auburn, 1896-1897

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896–1897 Location: Auburn Client: Barker Mill Co. Architect: Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects

Item 109532

Columbia Mills, Lewiston, 1902-1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1902–1903 Location: Lewiston Client: Columbia Mills Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.


Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.


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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford Mills Museum

A historic mill museum dedicated to creating exhibits that will educate the community and highlight mill history; as a research collection to assist the public in locating information on the mill's buildings, history and employees; and to ensure the story of Biddeford's economic and industrial revolution remains relevant and accessible to diverse audiences.

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

"In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…"

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp mill, Lincoln, 1915 - Page 1 of 2

"At this time the mill was owned by the Eastern Manufacturing Company. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network."

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


My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.


It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician