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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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… locomotive crashing down the mountain, a small ratchet was attached to the cog. In addition to this, a gripper was positioned beneath the central…