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Item 26653

Mystery What is Joe's last name?

Railroad workers at memorial tablet, Thomaston, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: circa 1914

Location: Thomaston

Media: Photographic print

Item 1049

Rebuilding the old railroad bridge, Norridgewock, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Norridgewock

Media: Photographic print

Item 6010

Canadian Pacific Railroad at Onawa, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Onawa

Media: Photographic print

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John Burton with weeding spade, ca. 1900

Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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Green Mountain Rail Road track, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

in mid April, 15 of the 175 or so workers went on strike, demanding a raise of $0.021 per hour, or $0.25 per day.

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Train Tracks Going up Green Mountain

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

To lay the track workers would drive lateral rows of holes six inches deep into the solid granite, and then insert an 18 by 1.25 - inch iron rod.

Site Page

Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

… Description Photograph shows railroad workers and clerks in a Bangor and Aroostook Railroad station.

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Story

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.