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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

… first crops of wheat and corn to be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well as allowed them to store…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

The Flat Bag Department made bags for flour, groceries, clothing, confectioneries, and bread in more than 35 different sizes and more than 20 brands.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… products of every description: lumber, paper, flour, leather, shoes, toothpicks, bowling pins, clothespins, shingles, barrels, tool handles.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Farming

With the mill as an additional resource, the homesteaders were able to be a self-sustaining community.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Their specialties were groceries, flour, feed, and tack. Blended coffee was a grocery item that was sold under their own name.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Stores

… a favorite of islanders, meat and produce, flour, candy, and household goods. It was a long day for a store owner who kept the doors open all day…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

store. Shoppers could buy a barrel of flour for the price of a cord of wood. They also sold large dried codfish, which customers would take home to…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

… staves and cordwood, returning with cargoes of flour, bolts of cloth and manufactured goods. Profitable trading necessitated the shipbuilding…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store & the Railroad

They bought flour by the carload too. It is written that in the early 1890’s, “one car Royal Gem, one car Taylor’s Fancy Patent, just received direct…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… more than they could eat, they traded it for flour, sugar, soap, molasses, and oil. They eventually shipped fish to markets in Boston and New York…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods

Many citizens had to go without food that consist of flour for a long while. Devastations went all over Kennebec County.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Flour produced by his grist mill helped provide a more varied diet for area residents. In 1832 a canal connecting Johnson Bay and South Bay was dug…