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Keywords: Central Maine Power Co

Historical Items

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Item 74759

Maine Yankee reactor pit construction, Wiscasset, 1968

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Wiscasset Media: Photographic print

Item 74758

Maine Yankee brochure, Wiscasset, 1975

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1975 Location: Wiscasset Media: Ink on paper

Item 74756

Bucket crew at work on power lines, 1969

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1969 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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. 

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

Print. Ser. 3. King, George R. “Lincoln Light Power CO.” Lincoln Historical Society (1993): 252-54. Print. Whig and Courier. 1887th ser.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

… to an end, and the power plant was sold to the Central Maine Power Company, which took over maintenance of the plant and supplied the mill with…