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Historical Items

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Item 74731

Messalonskee dam, Oakland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 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

Exhibits

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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.