Sketch of Androscoggin River, ca. 1830


A sketch of the Androscoggin River Great Falls between Auburn and Lewiston, done in about 1830 by Josiah Spooner Swift (1813-1883), a resident of Farmington.

Swift was a Freewill Baptist minister, an amateur artist, and publisher.

He established and published The Franklin Register (later the Chronicle). He was a successful orchardist and nurseryman, contributing articles on fruit culture to a variety of periodicals.

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