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Item 74741

Title: Farmingdale steam station, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Farmingdale

Media: Photograph

Item 10460

Title: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad steam shovel

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 8096

Title: Blake's steam pump display

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Media: Albumen photoprint

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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.