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Western Maine Foothills Region - Building Boom and Piers above the Falls

The booms were used to channel the logs (keeping them together) down the river to the mills. The spikes anchored the logs or timbers together in the…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

By 1941, six national chain stores anchored the downtown: J. J. Newberry; F. W. Woolworth; W. T. Grant; Sears Roebuck; First National Foods; and the…

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

Booms were large logs attached together by a chain. The booms circled the logs, not letting them escape.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

Boom Chain, Guilford, 1908Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society It was dangerous work and during one flood, the boom chain that held logs…

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Stockholm Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

W.T. Grant Co. stayed in the building until 1965. In the 1960's all chain stores left Bath and went to Cook's Corner and Brunswick.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

… 1941, Sears opened its only small-town national chain branch on the north side of Centre Street, despite the small facility and limited parking.

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Guilford, Maine - Pre-Settlement And The First 100 Years

Boom Chain, Guilford, 1908Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society In late September of 1909, the boom strung across the river at Guilford…