Keywords: Captain Patten
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
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.
Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.
John Patten built the Sagadahock House. The Patten family were also shipbuilders and at one point had the largest fleet in the world under a family…
… Historical Society Phebe’s second husband was Captain Isaac Treworgy. She must have had a special passion for Isaac, the way she wrote his name so…