I am very pleased to welcome you to the Town of Millinocket Web Site. The site is designed to answer many of your questions about our community, to provide you with key contact information, to update you on important events, and to provide links to other organizations in our area.
Millinocket was incorporated as a town by the Maine Legislature in March of 1901. The Town sprung up rapidly over a period of about two years out of the northern Maine woods due to the construction of the largest paper mill in the world at that time: Great Northern Paper. Hence, the Town's nickname: The Magic City. The mill was built by hundreds of immigrants, mostly of Italian and French Canadian descent. There has always been a very close relationship between the mill and the Town. One of the favorite (true) stories is that during the Great Depression of the 1930s, no one at the mill lost their jobs. Although the workers reduced their hours to keep everyone working, all were able to support their families during that bleak period in American history.
As times and trends in the international markets changed, so too did Great Northern. As its markets eroded and its ownership changed several times in the 1990s and early 2000s, the mill filed for bankruptcy in 2003. The new company is now known as Katahdin Paper Company.
The Town of Millinocket is also a major entry way into the North Maine Woods as well as to Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain. Thousands visit the area every year to take advantage of the park, fishing, hunting, white water rafting, boating, camping, snowmobiling, etc. It is truly a four seasons resort area.
Visitors will find the people of the area friendly and helpful. New residents will find good and kind neighbors, a rich culture, excellent schools, first-rate public recreational facilities, and safe streets. Our population is just below 5,000.
Millinocket is operated under a Town Council/Town Manager form of government. The Town's Charter was adopted in the 1960s and has been updated several times since then. The seven member Council is elected on rotating three year terms and all seats are at large.
If you are interested in moving to the area or opening a business here, I will be very pleased to assist to you. The Town of Millinocket offers many advantages to new businesses such as a privately owned industrial park, close proximity to Interstate 95, a municipal airport, excellent infrastructure, and more. You may reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 207-723-7000.
Eugene J. Conlogue
Mailing Adress: 197 Penobscot Ave. 04462
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