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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The saw mill would make the logs in different shapes and sizes, so they could sell the logs to citizens who were in need of lumber.

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

The logs sometimes got caught up on rocks, stopping the ones behind or even forcing them under. The loggers used poles, booms and even dynamite to…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… invaluable to the wood industry sporting many a “log drive” in its heyday. Soon Mr. Graves built a tannery, called by the villagers the “bark…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

… farmer and needed to return to the hard labor of logging. The next winter he went with a crew of men to work at a location twelve miles into the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… Area Historical Society Jonathan Keyes Log Cabin, Rumford CornerItem Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society The Town of…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

1955 Item 69114 infoStrong Historical Society Saw operator, Charles E. Chick, runs a log through the main saw at Starbird Lumber Co.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

1955 Item 69114 infoStrong Historical Society Saw operator, Charles E. Chick, runs a log through the main saw at Starbird Lumber Co.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

He saw the potential of a commercial venture when he viewed the power and grandeur of the Rumford Falls.

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

… Lake would eventually be, enough to run the three saws in the two saw mills for five years. In the beginning, all the lumber was used in Lincoln…

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Ambajejus Boom House

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

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Patten Lumbermen's Museum

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

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… and colorful “river drivers” who jumped from log to log to break up jams and keep the mass moving downstream.