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Item 5857

Title: Maine Central Railroad, Waterville, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1970

Location: Waterville

Media: Photograph

Item 21745

Title: H. N. Jose locomotive, Portland, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 76133

Title: Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863-11-09

Location: Portland; New Orleans; Boston; Worcester

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

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.