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Contributed by: Bridgton Historical Society
Date: circa 1938
Media: Ink on paper and photograph
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1880
Location: Houlton; Gagetown
Media: Photographic print
Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.
The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.
Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.
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Carroll's Auto Sales Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Text by Chris, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the…
Carroll's Auto Sales During World War II, General Motors was making just enough cars to stay in business because they were making tanks to help the…
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by Paula Woodworth
Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.
by Hugh J. Chisholm
Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.
by Brent Gay
Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills