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Item 74442

Title: Cumberland County Power and Light employees, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1927

Media: Photograph

Item 74749

Title: Cumberland County Power & Light crew, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 74746

Title: Forest Avenue power station interior, Portland, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 74580

Address: Assessor's Record, Conduits House, Hooper Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company

Use: Conduits House

Item 74582

Address: Storehouse, Hooper Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company

Use: Storehouse

Item 78307

Address: 29-33 Union Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company

Use: Electric Building

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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.