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Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

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Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

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This Oriental Powder Mill's gunpowder keg is made of pine with four willow strips at the top and bottom of the keg. As indicated on a printed label at the top end of the keg, it held No. 3 fowl and rifle gunpowder, which was produced at the gunpowder mills located on the Presumpscot River between Gorham and Windham.

Also known as the Gambo Mill, the Oriental Powder Mill produced 25 percent of the gunpowder for the Union forces during the Civil War.

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  • Title: Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Gorham, Windham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: wood
  • Dimensions: 22.23 cm x 16.51 cm
  • Local Code: 2012._0001
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Windham Historical Society
234 Windham Center Road, Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-1433
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