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Item 74731

Messalonskee dam, Oakland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Oakland

Media: Photographic print

Item 61996

Flood on Messalonskee Stream, Waterville, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Waterville Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Waterville

Media: Photographic print

Item 74732

Fort Halifax dam and hydro station, Winslow, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1909

Location: Winslow

Media: Photographic print

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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.