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Item 11974

Title: Map of the John Merrill lot in Topsham, Maine, 1762, Map 34

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1762

Location: Topsham

Media: Ink on paper

Item 20985

Title: Topsham Falls, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Topsham

Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 18723

Title: Workers, Pejepscot Paper Mill, Topsham, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Topsham; Topsham

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Exhibit

Brunswick-Topsham pedestrian bridge, ca. 1920

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

Exhibit

Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Site

Town of Topsham History Committee

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Site

Skolfield Women, Brunswick, ca. 1900

Pejepscot Historical Society

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Site

1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown

The history of Farmington as depicted by representatives from Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Public Library, Center for Community GIS, University of Maine at Farmington, and the Mallett School. Topics covered include education, culture, early settlers, important residents, agriculture, and a special section on maps.