Keywords: Farmers unions
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1890
Media: Photographic print
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.
Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.
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… served in the Union Army in the First Maine Cavalry. He was a farmer before and after the war with a place at the top of True Hill in Strong.
Richardson (1812-1895). He was a prominent farmer with property just south of the village on the east side of Sandy River in Strong.
… and limited access to roads made it difficult for farmers to get potatoes to urban markets, farmers sold their potatoes to starch factories in the…