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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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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… lumber, paper, flour, leather, shoes, toothpicks, bowling pins, clothespins, shingles, barrels, tool handles.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

… objects were made there: round clothespins and toothpicks at first, then safety matches, ice cream spoons that came with Dixie ice cream cups, ice…

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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 BoxItem Contributed byStrong…

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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 - About MCHP

About MCHP X About the Maine Community Heritage Project... The Maine Community Heritage Project (MCHP), a partnership between Maine…

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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, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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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 - 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 - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

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

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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 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 - Grand Army of the Republic

Grand Army of the Republic Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Return to Student Research G.A.R.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

"Fly Rod" Crosby Text By: Ben Godsoe Return to Online Exhibits Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby (1854-1946)Item Contributed byMaine State Museum…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

"Fly Rod" Crosby Fannie Brackley and doe, ca. 1937 Crosby served as a role model for young women interested in the outdoors.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 2 of 3

"Fly Rod" Crosby Jeremy Porter home, Strong, ca. 1880Item Contributed byStrong Historical Society Fly Rod's mother was a Porter, and through…

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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 LakeItem Contributed byStrong Historical Society…

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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 - 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 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 - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

Strong's History Text By: Valerie Tucker How We Got Here From There Strong’s history, like that of many Maine towns, starts with Native American…

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

Strong's History Stock CertificateItem Contributed byStrong Historical Society Getting Connected All shareholders of the privately-owned…