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Item 12258

Title: Runnel's Dam in Caribou, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Caribou

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 22842

Title: Building the new dam above the Old Falls, Sanford, 1906

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: 1906

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glasss Negative

Item 12274

Title: Salmon Jumping at Caribou Dam, c. 1900

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Caribou

Media: monochrome photograph

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Item 87452

Address: Dam property, West Side Leavitt Street, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albertina M. Dam

Use: Summer Dwelling

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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

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.

Exhibit

US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.