Monday, November 30, 2015
We first encountered the Island Paper Mill last year in a blog post. http://menashabook.blogspot.com/2014/02/howard-paper-mill.html
After changing hands many times, this mill, formerly known as Howard Paper, was sold to an interest controlled by Duncan T. H. MacKinnon and Alexander Noble Strange in 1905. Renamed as the Island Paper Company, the mill made corrugated paper, which they called "strawboard." Supposedly, this aggravated the local populace due to the strong odor it emitted. This handsome blank check shows their ornate logo, typical of firms of that era.