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Item 33336

Title: Dam and Water Works, Bangor, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1881

Location: Bangor

Media: stereo photograph; stereograph

Item 31969

Title: Waterworks Pumping House, Bangor, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1875

Location: Bangor

Media: Stereo Photograph; stereograph

Item 82322

Title: Union River Power House and Dam, Ellsworth, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Ellsworth

Media: Postcard

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Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 76

Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

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Site

Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History

The history of a town bordered by the Kennebec and Sandy Rivers as depicted by students from Skowhegan Area Middle School working in close proximity with members of the Skowhegan Historical Society. Exhibits include the Skowhegan Island, farming, log drives, Benedict Arnold’s March, early settlement, Bloomfield Academy, Lakewood Theater, and the Abenakis.