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Historical Items

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Item 71600

Sebasticook Woolen Mill, Pittsfield, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Pittsfield Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 70078

The dam and Woolen Mills, Old Town, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Old Town Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 33762

Hussey's Woolen Mill, Guilford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109531

Madison Woolen Mill Co. buildings, Madison, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1885 Location: Madison Client: Madison Woolen Co. Architect: George M. Coombs

Item 111580

Galen C. Moses house, Bath, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Bath Client: Galen C. Moses Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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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.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

… Falls Light and Water Company, Rumford Falls Woolen Company, Rumford Falls Realty Company, and, finally, Oxford Paper Company (which was to become…

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 2 of 2

New Addition to Guilford Woolen Mill, ca. 1930Guilford Historical Society Interface Fabrics is the biggest mill in Guilford.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 1 of 3

Mill wheel bearing, Saco, ca. 1840McArthur Public Library The first sawmill was built around 1853, and before the coming of Samuel Batchelder and…