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Item 31893

Title: Indenture contract for Samuel Perkins of Arundel, 1805

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1805-11-09

Location: Arundel

Media: Ink on paper

Item 27865

Title: Charter Contract, Schooner Platina, 1845

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: 1845-05-02

Location: New York; Antwerp

Media: Ink on paper

Item 22577

Title: Contract for Aaron Putnam's mills, Houlton, 1810

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1810-09-13

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 34403

Address: 183 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Tyler Realty Company

Use: Shop - Plumbing & Contracting

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Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

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.