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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

The Vaughan Stream, located in Hallowell, Maine, was owned by the Vaughan Family. In 1840, Sarah Hallowell Vaughan sold the Vaughan Stream water…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

The mill lasted about eighty years. They made slate, plaster, and putty. The company was worth $10,000.

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 - Page 1 of 2

The paper mill came in 1910 and was built in front of the pulp mill. The trestle at right is still used by the railway today.

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp mill, Lincoln, 1915 - Page 1 of 2

At this time the mill was owned by the Eastern Manufacturing Company. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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

… north to build dams for saw mills on Mattanawcook Stream. That winter, the men cut 5,000,000 board feet of lumber from the land where Mattanawcook…

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

Mills & Paper Industry The Mill Through Time Lincoln Paper & Tissue, 2010 photo courtesy of Roger Stevens X The mill has manufactured…

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp and paper mill, Lincoln, 1945 - Page 1 of 2

Pulp and paper mill, Lincoln, 1945 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description An aerial view of the pulp and paper mill in…

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Lincoln, Maine - New Tissue Mill, Lincoln, 1964 - Page 1 of 2

New Tissue Mill, Lincoln, 1964 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description New tissue mill under construction in Lincoln in 1964…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Pulp & Paper Mill, Lincoln, 1957 - Page 1 of 2

Lincoln Pulp & Paper Mill, Lincoln, 1957 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Recovery Boiler and pulp room under…

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

The Cotton Mill closed and had to sell all of its machinery in 1890 and was replaced by the shoe industry.

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Historic Hallowell - Cotton Mill & Johnson Shoe Citations

Cotton Mill & Johnson Shoe Citations Annual Reports. Hallowell: City Council of Hallowell, 1911. “books.google.com.” n.d. (accessed Mar.

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

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

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Historic Hallowell - The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company

The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company These days, there aren’t many major factories in our communities.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Weighing the big trout, Mill Site, 1891

Croix Lake then down the St. Croix Stream and the Aroostook River to Presque Isle, May 24-31, 1891. From left are Sam Lake, E. B. White, Frank Bryson.

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office, Lincoln, Built in 1856

… in lumbering and owned the mills at Cold Stream (Hubbard's Mills). He was a Justice of the Peace, a Selectman, the Deputy Sheriff in 1852 and…

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Historic Hallowell - The Boston Flint Company

Sandpaper Mill, Vaughan Stream, Hallowell, ca 1910Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner The Sandpaper Mill was built onto the…

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Historic Hallowell - Kennebec Wire Company

Tenney converted the wire mill into an isinglass factory. Isinglass was a clarifier put into beer made out of fish gills and tongues.

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Historic Hallowell - Wire, Ice, and Iron Industries

… settled along the Bombahook, the banks of Vaughan Stream. Ice harvesting, Cascade Pond, Hallowell, ca.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

The stream provided power for several mills including a sandpaper factory and wire mill that harnessed the power of water and gravity so critical to…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Spring freshet over Mill Stream dam, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 57626 infoStrong Historical Society This dam behind the mill

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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

… was pride because not many small towns had mills, and with a mill the town will get more popularity and we may become a bigger town.

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

… bleached Kraft mill on the site of the current mill; and, in 1958, the mill switched from manufacturing sulphite pulp to Kraft pulp (a more…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry on the Bombahook Citations

Webber, Sam. Activities On The Bombahook (Vaughan Stream) Hallowell,ME. What Is Plaster Made of." Answers.com. Ed. ID1184659560. Wikipedia. Web.