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Category: Economics, Employment, Labor unions

Historical Items

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Item 11216

University of Maine workers protest, Bangor, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-04-20 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 19466

Granite Industry Instruction Manual

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Mount Desert Media: Paper and ink print

Item 74822

CMP, IBEW labor agreement, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. 

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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.