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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early 1800s

Early 1800s Henry Knox monument, Thomaston, ca. 1871Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society After General Knox’s death in 1806…

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Historic Hallowell - The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company

But in the late 1800s to early 1900s, Hallowell was skyrocketing with industry. There were many factories at the time, such as the Johnson Shoe…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… Boston, was authorized to build the first grist mill, the first saw mills and develop the water power that flows out of Lake Webb, down Webb River…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The hotel was built in the mid-1800s as the home of Jeremy Porter. His brother, Elias Porter, lived in the home barely visible at the far right.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

By the early 1800s there were 10 school districts and a high school. As transportation improved, allowing the town to transport students to school…

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Lincoln, Maine - Nathaniel Bodwell

He ran the mill until 1855. A carding mill is where the clothing is made, and Bodwell’s mill was the first carding mill in Lincoln.

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

… bleached Kraft mill on the site of the current mill; and, in 1958, the mill switched from manufacturing sulphite pulp to Kraft pulp (a more…

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 2 of 2

It was not a very big mill in the 1800s. It started to improve in the 1930s. In the 1940s they added a new addition and they went from making $1…

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Historic Hallowell - Kennebec Wire Company

Wire mills still exist today, but workers use high-tech machines to cut the wire and shrink it to a certain diameter.

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

… in the past and in the present" Back in the 1800s the telephone was not like it is today. For example, they had to physically connect the wires…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

The increase in prosperity in the mid to late 1800s—with new homes, better roads, and increased travel—made Swan’s Island a profitable enough…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 3 of 5

Stanley and his Rangeley Spinner, late 1800s. From East Dixfield the Apple Cutter, Patented October 20, 1857 and the Apple Corer, Patented April 6…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

During the mid 1800s, there was a devout following of Seven Day Adventist and a number of Christian Scientists.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

… Historical Society By today’s standards, late 1800s and even early 1900s rural life may have seemed harsh and austere, but life also was less…

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

old shoddy mill X Spinning Mill X Before bridges on the island, transportation was provided onto the island by a ferry.

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Lincoln, Maine - Ferries

The ferries came to Lincoln in the mid 1800s. There were three ferries in Lincoln; one in North Lincoln, another in South Lincoln, and the other one…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… salaries to doctors for decades from the late 1800s through the 1940s. There is a note in our reading that Clarissa Bridges served as a midwife for…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Andrew Smith Store

Mackerel fishing declined in the late 1800s, and Smith may have turned to shopkeeping to compensate for the loss.

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church

Pastor Fletcher, the first pastor back in the 1800s, would be proud of the way our church has turned out because we are spreading the word and…

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

In the 1800s, mail coming from the north came from Houlton, Maine. Mail coming from the south came from Bangor, Maine.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

… dollars apiece! That was a lot of money in the 1800s. The traps were an investment made by the trappers who found a great market for the beaver…

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Lincoln, Maine - Catholic Church

By the mid-1800s, the Penobscot Indians had been practicing Catholicism for years, after being converted by European settlers.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

In the late 1700s and through the 1800s the waters around Swan’s Island were bountiful with flounder, cod, halibut, haddock, and herring.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 3 of 4

… of most residents of both towns during the 1800s and into the 1900s, and many factors affected farming such as climate, population, and advancing…