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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

Within its boundaries were numerous gristmills, paper mills, three silver mines, and a foundry. Farmland dominated the rural area to the village’s…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Memorial Library

Ingersoll in 1923. Ira Fish's gristmill used to be where the library is today. It is located at 11 West Broadway, Lincoln, Maine.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

… District.” It has been the site of a sawmill, gristmill, electric-power plant, novelty wood turning mill, and an axe factory.

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Guilford, Maine - The Next Fifty Years 1916-1966

Gerald Palmer closed the gristmill, and Guilford Lumber went out of business. Many businesses seemed to be “changing hands” or were “merging” but…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

Thomas Hunter built a wood mill in 1813 and a gristmill soon after. William Pottle built the first tannery.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

The gristmill and the sawmill that Benjamin Wheeler built on the Souadabscook Stream were taken over by Crosby after Wheeler’s death.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… stave mill, shingle mill, corn and barley gristmills. At the same time, many East Surry men, along with other Mainers, were migrating to California…

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

He built a sawmill, a gristmill, a store, and an elaborate mansion for his own residence. According to local history, Swan's close friend General…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… populations and special needs, including a gristmill, saw mills and even a clam factory, which existed briefly during the 1950's F.S.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

… starting with stores, then sawmills and gristmills. Some of the stores had barber shops or pool parlors in them.

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… the first settler’s, Peter Heywood, established a gristmill and a sawmill on the Skowhegan Island. Soon after this, a fulling and carding mill was…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

There was a gristmill and a blacksmith shop. Dunn's Corner was active until around 1943, when the store closed and the railroad no longer made stops…