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.
Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.
… were an essential item for a soldier in the heat and humidity of the South. Many Union soldiers were overwhelmed by the heat of the Southern…
Businesses on the left include Furniture, Undertaking, A.G. Crockett Plumbing & Heating, and Spear & Murray. Submitted by: Asia Wohlfeil