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Historical Items

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Item 33724

Fiske Sawmill, Blue Hill village, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photograph on paper

Item 9473

Sawmill, Kingfield, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1875 Location: Kingfield Media: Photographic print

Item 13137

Johnson Sawmill, Westbrook, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 59822

69 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Porter-Burnham Company Use: Sawmill & Storage

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.


Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.


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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Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

"Saunders, bought a sawmill from another man in Surry. With the help of his friend and cousin, Fred Torrey, they set up the sawmill on Cunningham…"

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

"The sawmill would cut the trees up into planks. After that, the planks were sent to the lumber company to be sold to anyone who needing to build…"

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Ridlonville

"… general stores, milinery stores, fire department, sawmills, churches, schools, parks, doctors, golf course, social buildings, and garages."

My Maine Stories

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine


Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide