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Keywords: Androscoggin Flood (1936)

Historical Items

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Item 20497

Flooded bridge, Brunswick, 1936

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 20496

Water pouring over bridge, Brunswick, 1936 flood

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 20491

Flooded Pumping Station, Brunswick, 1936

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Ridlonville

Then the Big Flood in 1936 came along and wiped out the Ridlonville Bridge. Many homes and businesses along the Androscoggin were destroyed, some…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

The most notorious flood happened in March, 1936, when the Business Island was flooded; the Morse bridge, the steel Rumford Falls Bridge, the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

This connected with the Androscoggin and Kennebec that went from Danville Junction to Waterville. A rail way was now open for the first time from…