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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.
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
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… Late in the fall of 1625 a small boat with seven men aboard slowly made its way up the Kennebec River.
A family of seven lost there home when a large tree flattened their modest home on Academy Street. News Paper Report At 2:00 PM yesterday morning…
… a few short hours, the massive fire claimed seven houses of worship, 100 businesses, 300 homes, and two lives.