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Item 9260

Title: Map of ice houses along the Kennebec River, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1891

Media: Ink on paper

Item 10522

Title: Kennebec and Sheepscot rivers, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868

Media: Ink on paper

Item 9221

Title: Copy of a letter on backlots near Kennebec River, 1774

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1774

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Flood in Mechanic Falls, ca. 1896

High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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.