The Olive Tree
|Gift of Halls Mills Records
Karen Forslund Falb of Cambridge Massachusetts recently donated to Fogler Library records of Halls Mills, which had been kept by her family for several generations. The mill operated in Whiting, Maine.
Its records, which date from the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, provide important documentation of life in rural Washington County and are particularly important as a record of the logging industry in that part of the estate. Richard Hollinger, Head of Special Collections, explains, "We have extensive holdings relating to logging and mills, but most of these materials are from Penobscot or Aroostook Counties, or from southern Maine; we have very little from Washington County and have been seeking to build up our collection on this area."
Grant for Special Collections
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