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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864

Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The plans for…

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Old Berwick Historical Society

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

These different living places were home for factory workers, store clerks, domestic workers, and others.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for products manufactured by prisoners.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was pressed.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… more or less – 84 dwelling houses, 12 school houses, 14 meeting houses [among them the first congregational and baptist churches in blue hill] and…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools

Working in factories was a very popular occupation in the 1800’s. At one point, 306,000 people (which was about 40 percent of the working population…

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

The sardine factory alone employed 100 people at the height of its success. A story continues even today that for years and years after the medicinal…

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

Some of the lobster canning factories were converted to can clams instead. In 1895 H.W. Joyce built a sardine factory for the herring that were…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Its first factory began operations at the end of Seavey’s Landing Road in Blue Point before 1869, using the same canning process as that used for…

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

Later it produced wooden lasts for the shoe factories. Boston Flint Company sandpaper mill beside Vaughan Brook.Courtesy of Sumner A.