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Historical Items

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Item 29343

Sawmill at Mill Stream, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photograph on paper

Item 87966

Ward’s Stave Mill, Cherryfield, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Cherryfield Media: Glass Negative

Item 12957

Softwood potato barrel, Hodgdon, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Hodgdon Media: Ash, cedar, wire

Online Exhibits

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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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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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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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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

… with shingles, clapboards, hogsheads and barrel staves, white oak capstan bars destined for Boston or Bristol or Jamaica.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 2 of 2

… were utilized right away, and "pine boards and staves (for barrells) and clapboards" were among the first things made for trading purposes.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 6 of 13

The staves are made of cedar. Around 1960, a farmer could purchase a barrel locally for $4. After the barrel is full, the picker would put a ticket…

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s