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Rumford Falls Looking South, 1916

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Rumford Falls Looking South, 1916

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Without the fast moving water of the Rumford Falls, and the foresight of Hugh J. Chisholm, the industrial papermaking town of Rumford would never have been existed.

The dam harnessed the water power to enable the building of large paper mills. The electricity produced by the large turbines allowed the Rumford area to become a modern city.

This photo was taken near the reflection pool below the Rumford Falls. The high bridge in the distance spans the Androscoggin River above the falls. It leads to the South Rumford area.


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  • Title: Rumford Falls Looking South, 1916
  • Creator: Rumford Falls Power Company 1906
  • Creation Date: 1916-06-26
  • Subject Date: 1916-06-26
  • Local Name: Rumford Area Historical Society
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.7 cm x 16.8 cm
  • Local Code: Records of Hydro electric construction 1916-1919 Vol. 1
  • Collection: Rumford Falls Power Company photographic collection at Rumford Area Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 364-2540
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