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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Cast iron, glass
Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner
Date: circa 1885
Media: Photographic print
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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To add to the fun, Seal Harbor held an annual Old-Timers basketball game, pitting the village team against the "old-timers" outfitted in long-johns…
… manifested today by the partnership of old-timers, newcomers, downtown and beach residents, for the benefit of all.
He interviewed many of New Portland's old timers and did not wake up one morning and decide when the wire bridge was built and how. Mr.
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