After the Mill

Seemingly resistant to industry, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship, and handicapped by the fact that the new owners of the lands that once belonged to the Great Northern Paper Company refuse to make land available to those who desire to locate their businesses here, the town is instead trying to attract wealthy second home buyers from Massachusetts.

If at times it may appear that Millinocket is at war with itself, this is because there are those who realize that the path that the town has chosen is one that excludes them, and they don’t want to leave.

An unfortunate fact is that while Millinocket is a wonderful place to live, it is not an easy place to earn a living.

Much has been written about the Great Northern Paper Company and Millinocket, Maine. Books and other texts that I have referenced and found useful are listed below:

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