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Item 28031

Penobscot River from Riverside Park, Hampden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Hampden Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Hampden

Media: Photographic print

Item 99450

Penobscot River lumber raft at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1905

Location: Bangor

Media: Postcard

Item 99449

Lumber schooners on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1905

Location: Bangor

Media: Postcard

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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

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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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Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902

Lincoln, Maine - Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 - Page 1 of 2

Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Pulp mill on the Mattanawcook Stream, before the…

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Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River - Welcome

Welcome Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Welcome! to the Bangor Community…

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Howard House, Bangor, 1869

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years before…