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Historical Items

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Item 33336

Dam and Water Works, Bangor, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1881 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Item 31969

Waterworks Pumping House, Bangor, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1875 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Item 82322

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

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Ellsworth Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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

Trolley Travel

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