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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

Media: Photographic print

Item 74878

Hotpoint standard iron, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1915

Media: Iron, wood, nickel-plated steel

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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.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1829

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.