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Historical Items

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Item 80526

Stiles and Fitton Warehouse, Main Street, Bridgton, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Bridgton Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper and photograph

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Item 18450

Jacob Miller, Houlton, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Houlton; Gagetown Media: Photographic print

Item 34172

Wire Mill, Hallowell, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

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.

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Eastern Fine Paper

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.

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Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.

Site Pages

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Skyline Farm

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 1 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Text by Chris, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

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…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.