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Category: Economics, Industry, Sawmills

Historical Items

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Item 7865

Sawmill by Huntington, Atkinson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Atkinson Media: Photographic print

Item 7866

Atkinson Mills, Atkinson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Atkinson Media: Photoprint

Item 8741

Saw Mill, North Waterford, probably around 1910.

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: North Waterford Media: Black and white postcard

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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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Ridlonville

Ridlonville View of Main Street Ridlonville from Day Hill, 1908Item Contributed byMexico Historical Society Text by Irene Hutchinson Images…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Continental Paper Bag Company By: Dave Gawtry & Nghia Ha Images provided by Rumford Area Historical Society The Continental Paper Bag Company…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Welcome to the Western Foothills

Welcome to the Western Foothills X Western Maine's beauty can be found in its mountains, rivers, scenery, and especially its people.