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Item 74518

General Electric Type I electric meter, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1913

Media: Metal, glass

Item 74526

Type C electric meter, ca. 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1906

Media: Enameled metal, glass

Item 74517

Westinghouse Round-type electric meter, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1904

Media: Metal, glass

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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.

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Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.