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West Buxton dam, ca. 1912

West Buxton dam, ca. 1912

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The West Buxton Power Station on the Saco River.

Portland Electric Co. built the dam on the river in 1906 at the site of a former sawmill.

In 1912, Cumberland County Power & Light Co. purchased the power station. Central Maine Power Co. acquired the Cumberland County company in 1942.

The power station pictured here was replaced in 1947-1948.

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