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Logging and Lumbering in Maine by Donald A. Wilson

Logging and Lumbering in Maine traces these developments in the industry and examines the history from its earliest roots in to the present, providing a pictorial record of land use and activity in Maine. Author Donald A. Wilson has published more than twenty books and other materials about the Maine ….

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Maine Logging History

Maine's logging history began in the early 17th century when English explorers rst cut trees on Monhegan Island. Maine's rst ocial sawmill was built in in the small town of South Berwick. Fifty years later, the Maine region had 24 fully.

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'Big One' Is Super Truck of Maine Logging Road

 · The Big One is pulled by a 525-horsepower engine that can haul up to 450,000 pounds. Although it can pull three trailers, in its more common double-trailer configuration the ….

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Jackman Maine Facts History and More

Jackman Maine, also known as The Switzerland of Maine, is a small town nestled in the North Western Mountains of Maine in the Moose River Valley. History of the Moose River Valley Sparkling pure water, tumbling stream, sweeping mountains, and the vast North.

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Maine Logging Railroads: 2

Maine logging railroads could be found throughout the state with a little more than two dozen operations once in service at one time or another. Interestingly, while the state's narrow-gauge lines (between two to three feet) have often received the most attention Maine was actually home to more standard-gauge logging railroads.

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77 Maine History n Logging ideas

Feb 15, - Explore Ann Foster's board "Maine History n Logging" on Pinterest. See more ideas about maine, history, northern maine. Photographer Damon B. Perry depicted the Gilbertville steam lumber mill in . The defunct mill was on the Portland.

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Mission and History

Eastern Maine had been built on logging and lumbering, and there was nothing to portray that part of our history other than a statue of Paul Bunyon in Bangor. During the next decade, volunteers collected artifacts, documents, tools, and stories to preserve which seemed doomed to be forgotten by generations removed from that logging ….

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Logging and Lumbering in Maine (ME) (Images of …

Logging and Lumbering in Maine traces these developments in the industry and examines the history from its earliest roots in to the present, providing a pictorial record of land use and activity in Maine.

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Jackman Maine, also known as The Switzerland of Maine, is a small town nestled in the North Western Mountains of Maine in the Moose River Valley. History of the Moose River Valley Sparkling pure water, tumbling stream, sweeping mountains, and the vast North.

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56 Maine Logging ideas

May 29, - Explore Gordon Don Brooks's board "Maine Logging" on Pinterest. See more ideas about maine, northern maine, penobscot. South Side of River, Skowhegan, ca. ICollections of Skowhegan History House "This was probably taken about .

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Maine Arts Commission

 · Lumbermen began living in logging camps in the Maine woods in the early s. They were the pioneers who created a successful self-contained working community in the woods, and on whose backs the state's economy and history were largely established.

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A History of Maine Logging

 · General Maine Logging Maine's logging history began in the early 17th century when English explorers first cut trees on Monhegan Island. Maine's first official sawmill was built in in the small town of South Berwick. Fifty years later, the Maine region had 24 fully operational sawmills, shipping primarily soft wood (pine).

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Maine Forest and Logging Museum

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum is a 501 c(3) non profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Please donate.

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History of Maine

The history of the area comprising the U.S. state of Maine spans thousands of years, measured from the earliest human settlement, or approximately two hundred, measured from the advent of U.S. statehood in . The present article will concentrate on the.

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The Pine Tree State: A History of Lumber in Maine

 · It may seem, with all of this logging in the state's history, that Maine would be in danger of exhausting its supply of trees. Yet today, almost 89% of the state is forested. In fact, it's the most forested state in the nation.

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River Driving History

Early Maine logging camp Log movement on the West Branch of the Penobscot River began with a Charter issued by the Legislature to the "West Branch Boom Company" in . As logging operations moved up the river to the present locations, several buildings to house the men were built.

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Maine Forestry

 · Logging in Maine. M&H Logging & Construction harvest the old race track property in Rangeley Plantation just south of Rangeley. Restoring the old pastures th.

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River Driving History

Early Maine logging camp Log movement on the West Branch of the Penobscot River began with a Charter issued by the Legislature to the "West Branch Boom Company" in . As logging operations moved up the river to the present locations, several buildings to house the men were built.

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History

Museum publishes Logging in the Maine Woods: The Paintings of Alden Grant by Peggy Yocom, Steve Richard. ME Arts Commission grant. Fall -Frank Hutchinson of Carthage donates "Muscles-3"

Pelletier Logging Facts: Pelletier Brothers, Inc. harvests nearly 200,000 cords of wood per year in the vast wooded area of northwestern Maine called the North Maine Woods. Pelletier Brothers mainly deal with Spruce, Fir, some Cedar, Pine, Hemlock and a variety of other hardwoods destined for mills and stockyards in Maine and Canada.

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Finding Nautical History at Moosehead Lake, Maine

 · During Maine's logging heydays, the lake was home to more than fifty steamboats of various sizes that conveyed loggers, fishermen, hunters, and others to camps around the lake. In the summer some of the larger steam vessels transported prominent New Yorkers and Bostonians from the railhead at Greenville Junction to the plush Kineo Hotel, a resort at the base of Mt. Kineo.

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Logging in Maine

Logging in Maine - Maine: An Encyclopedia. Hunt Sawmill in Jefferson () The cutting and moving of logs destined for lumber or paper was a tough, manual effort until the second half of the 20th century. Here is an eyewitness assessment by Louise Dickenson Rich of logging camp life in the 's near Middle Dam in western Maine.

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