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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Welcome to Strong

… By the 1940s Strong was known as “The Largest Toothpick Center in the World,” due to the vision of Charles Forster, inventor of the machinery to…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Wood Products of Strong

Forster Manufacturing Co. Forster's Toothpick MillStrong Historical Society Charles Forster of Boston developed a machine to mass-produce…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Resources

Sturtevant, The Knowlton & McLeary Co, 1977 The Toothpick: technology and culture, Henry Petroski, Alfred A.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Bridge That Changed The Map

… loaded with empty shipping boxes for Forster’s Toothpick Mill, crashed through the deck of the bridge to the riverbank below.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

… by Lloyd Cartwright, doing business as the Minto Toothpick and Specialty Company, a Saginaw Michigan concern that processed and sold mint flavored…

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Guilford, Maine - The Next Fifty Years 1916-1966

The Minto Toothpick Company purchased a local wooden box mill and converted it to a toothpick mill. A grist mill and feed store changed hands from M.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… turned it into the foundation of his burgeoning toothpick industry, soon followed by N.S. Stowell and his three spool factories in Dixfield and a…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

Other Recreation Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Farmington Public Library…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

Porter Lake Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Class Picnic At Porter LakeStrong Historical Society Return to Student…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

The Railroad Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Return to Student Research Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad station…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Student Research

Student Research Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Return to Online Exhibits The Strong School 7th and 8th graders and Mrs.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

The Cheese Factory Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Return to Student Research Cheese/Pantry BoxStrong Historical Society…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - About Us - Page 2 of 3

About Us Below: Kathy Amoroso, Director of Digital Projects for Maine Historical Society, shows (l-r) Kathy Lambert, Valerie Tucker, Ben Godsoe…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - About Us - Page 3 of 3

About Us Century-old Books Discovered In a Cardboard Box X Strong Elementary School Librarian Jami Badershall was cleaning the back room of…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - About Us - Page 1 of 3

About Us Whozit-Wherezit Exhibit X The Strong Historical Society received a grant from Maine Historical Society, through the Maine…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village Schools

Village Schools By Kathy Lambert Return to Online Exhibits Return to previous page Village School, cr.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Porter Family

The Porter Family Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Return to Student Research Produce ExchangeStrong Historical Society…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - A Murder In Strong

A Murder In Strong Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Methodist ChurchStrong Historical Society Return to Student Research…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

Early Schools Text By: Kathy Lambert Return to Online Exhibits The early schools of Strong were called rural or district schools and were situated…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - National Blue Ribbon School

National Blue Ribbon School Breaking ground for renovation, Strong Public School, ca. 1996 Conducting the ceremonial ground breaking at the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

Groups, Clubs & Organizations The Grand Army of the Republic G.A.R. picnic, Strong, ca. 1895 Members of Post 134 of the Grand Army of the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 3 of 3

Groups, Clubs & Organizations Knights of Pythias The Knights of Pythias was another post-Civil War fraternal organization and secret society…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

Groups, Clubs & Organizations Text By: Valerie Tucker Installation of Officers in the Aurora Grange, Strong, ca.