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Item 74773

Title: Rural electrification brochure, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Media: Ink on paper

Item 6586

Title: Church Street, Belfast, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Belfast

Media: Photograph

Item 98858

Title: Philip Andrews feeding his pigeons, Main Street, Dixfield, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Dixfield

Media: black and white postcard

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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.