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Keywords: St. Jean Baptiste 1890

Historical Items

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Item 18402

Alfred Auger as St-Jean-Baptiste, 1890

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1890 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Photographic print

Item 18522

St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1890 Location: Lewiston; Auburn; Poland Media: oil

Item 18400

Alfred Auger, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1930 Location: Poland Media: Photographic print

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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.