Keywords: Swift River
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Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society
Date: circa 1901
Media: Photograph on postcard
Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Date: circa 1830
Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.
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The first bridge to cross the Swift River was in the Hale section of town. This bridge was swept away during the freshet of 1869.
In 1798 a road to the Swift River along the Androscoggin River was built and called Rumford Road, now River Road.
Fishing could be found at Half Moon Pond, on local brooks and streams, and in special spots on the Swift River.