Keywords: Union Falls
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Contributed by: Portland Water District
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.