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Item 16482

Washer and butter churn, Littleton, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1942 Location: Littleton Media: steel

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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.