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Ambajejus Boom House

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

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) Letter to Captain Nathaniel Goodwin of Biddeford, 1818McArthur Public Library After the Revolution was…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) The second decade of the 19th century kicked off a period of immense change for Biddeford and Saco.

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

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) Lt. John R. Andrews, Biddeford, ca. 1861McArthur Public Library CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Lumber boom on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library

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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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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII Fishing and shipbuilding led the state of Maine into its “Golden Economic Age” in the 1850s, as…

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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

… not used as widely as they once were due to the boom in newer ships and better means by which to transport goods and people.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

… inventing new technology to keep a local industry booming, Biddeford has produced real originals, individuals whose impact has reached far beyond…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

Barker Lumber and Box Co. was another such enterprise. Guilford Lumber Company Mill, ca. 1900Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 8 of 17

J.G. Deering Lumber Company was a significant sawmill founded by Joseph G. Deering in 1866 on Spring Island in Biddeford near Bradbury Dam. J.G.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 2 of 17

Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society During the Civil War, Maine laborers worked in logging, milling, papermaking…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society By the mid to late 1700's Biddeford was a growing town, in the varied and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… of Biddeford and Saco have long been a center for lumbering, textiles and shipbuilding. Behind the industrial background of these two cities lays a…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… trade in fish, furs and lumber led to the boom period of 19th-century wooden shipbuilding. Wars, national economic upswings and downturns, changes…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 9 of 17

… in textile mills, ice harvesting manufactures, lumber mills, and granite quarries. Immigrants not only served to support the industries of…

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

The body was found in Babcock’s Boom in what now is called Winn. Among the carrier bag were sixteen silver dollars.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

The lumber industry was also thriving despite the violence in Biddeford, and a fledgling shipbuilding industry was growing as well.

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

Around 1880, the town experienced an industrial boom. A boot and shoe factory, a brick mill, a sawmill and a clothespin factory opened, and other…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Mills and Homes in Stockholm

… Society The town of Stockholm once was a booming town with a population of a little over a 1,300.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

The woodworking shop milled lumber and produced cut lumber and moldings for carpenters and cabinetmakers, and also produced wood-block patterns for…

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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The Steam and Boom Company collected all the logs and put them through a saw mill. The saw mill would make the logs in different shapes and sizes, so…

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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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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico Corner

… stores were being built to supply the building boom due to the construction of the Oxford Paper Company across the Androscoggin River in Rumford.