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Item 80695

VFW Corps Members In Philadelphia, 1941

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society

Date: 1941-08-26

Location: Biddeford; Philadelphia

Media: Photographic print

Item 34598

A.L.T. Cummings and his bicycle, Biddeford, 1888

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1888

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 28727

The Old and the New, Saco, ca. 1900

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Saco

Media: Photographic print

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Jack Lawrence, Saco, on Bicycle, ca. 1900

A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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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.