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Item 6530

Green Acre on the Piscataqua, Eliot, ca. 1891

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1891 Location: Eliot Media: Photo negative

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Item 6533

Green Acre on Piscataqua Inn advertisement, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1900 Location: Eliot Media: phototransparency

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Item 17782

Sarah Jane Farmer and Barry, Eliot, 1891

Contributed by: William Fogg Library Date: 1891 Location: Eliot Media: Oil on canvas

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Exhibit

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.