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Item 74741

Farmingdale steam station, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Farmingdale

Media: Photographic print

Item 74740

W.F. Wyman steam station, Yarmouth, 1963

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1963

Location: Yarmouth

Media: Photographic print

Item 74742

Maine Salmon Farms harvest, Mason Station, Wiscasset

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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Civil War monument dedication, Bethel, 1908

Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

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Preble House, Portland, ca. 1920

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by temporary…

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Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by…

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Fire Station, Second Street, Hallowell, May 30, 1918

Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

… (Lion), the Torrent, the Tiger, and eventually a steam pumper. In 1898 the Fire Department moved from its location on Winthrop Street to the old…