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Historical Items

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Item 102036

Textile industry companies on the falls, Biddeford and Saco, 1890

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 102018

Saco and Pettee buildings along Smith Street, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 102019

Saco and Pettee machine shops Counting House, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

… Water Power Company as well, the real estate and machinery arm of the venture. These men & their companies would start and operate the Laconia and…

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

… byHubbard Free Library The Cotton Mill's main textile was fabric. The Cotton Mill made jeans, sheeting, coat lining, and prints.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

… designed to manufacture bobbins for use in the textile industry as noted in the textile business history above.