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Item 11974

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

Topsham Falls, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Topsham Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 18723

Workers, Pejepscot Paper Mill, Topsham, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Topsham; Topsham Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Town of Topsham History Committee

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley

… Stephen Titcomb and four other residents of Topsham, Maine set out to explore the Sandy River Valley for potential settlement.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

William lived with the Porters in Topsham until 1800 when he married Ann Frazier of Boston and relocated to Bath.