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Historical Items

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Item 100344

Coopers Mills School House, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 99124

Pepperell Mills weavers, Biddeford, ca. 1925

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1925 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 103940

Rusty turbine at Biddeford Mills, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1846 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital photograph

Tax Records

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Item 85336

Mills property, Sunset Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Susie G. Mills Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 37372

320-322 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Storr David Flour Mills Use: Storage - Flour & Lumber

Item 86094

Mills property, N. Side Lyndon Avenue, Rear, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mabel O. Mills Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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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

Item 109533

Columbia Mills, Lewiston, 1897-1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1897–1903 Location: Lewiston Client: Columbia Mills Architect: Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects

Item 109426

Androscoggin Mills Store House, Lewiston, 1880-1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880–1904 Location: Lewiston Client: Androscoggin Mills Architect: George M. Coombs; Stevens and Coombs 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