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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community

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I worked for International Paper for 40 years
by Peter Crosson

I was never bored working in instrumentation at International Paper

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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.

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If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.
by Brent Gay

Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills

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My career as a chemical engineer for S.D. Warren Paper Company
by Charles Dodge

I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology

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Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay

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There were years when it was fun to go to work at the paper mill
by Bruce Dyke

My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.

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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

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

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The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.