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Preparation for Upper Dam, Rumford, 1916

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Preparation for Upper Dam, Rumford, 1916

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Construction preparations for creating the upper dam that would help harness the water power of the Androscoggin River in Rumford to power Hugh Chisholm's paper mills.

Hugh J. Chisholm, an entrepreneur and millionaire, is said to have seen great opportunities for industry when he first visited Rumford falls in 1882. Chisholm founded Rumford Falls, several pulp & paper companies, and created Strathmore Village, a housing community for employees of his mills.

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  • Title: Preparation for Upper Dam, Rumford, 1916
  • Creator: Rumford Falls Power Company
  • Creation Date: 1916-06-26
  • Subject Date: 1916-06-26
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and White Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 11.7 x 16.8
  • Collection: Rumford Falls Power Company photographic collection at Rumford Area Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 369-9039

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