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Historical Items

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Item 74754

Wendell B. Willett identification card, Saco, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942 Location: Saco Media: Ink on paper, photograph

Item 74890

Leonard Leavitt, Lewiston, 1984

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1984 Media: Photographic print

Item 74878

Hotpoint standard iron, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Media: Iron, wood, nickel-plated steel

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.

Exhibit

Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.