Creator

Bert Call

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8-14-1941

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Image scanned from black and white negative labeled "Abbott's Mill, August 14, 1941," featuring a three-story mill building, waterway, and nearby railroad tracks.

Several woolen mills along the East Branch of the Sebasticook River contributed to a thriving textile industry in Dexter, Maine from the 1830s to 1970s. A city directory for Dexter in 1898 includes a listing for Amos Abbott & Co., Woolen Manufacturers, with the address of Church and Grove Streets; Job Abbott and George A. Abbott, proprietors.

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mills, Dexter, Maine, wool, textile industry, factories, Penobscot County, Abbott family

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