Keywords: log drives
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Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum
Date: circa 1950
Location: T1 R9 WELS
Title: Salmon Falls Dam, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Date: circa 1900
Media: black and white photograph
Bangor became the largest lumber port in the world in the early 19th century, aided by several dams that diverted water and made lumber drives down the Penobscot River possible.
The history of a town bordered by the Kennebec and Sandy Rivers as depicted by students from Skowhegan Area Middle School working in close proximity with members of the Skowhegan Historical Society. Exhibits include the Skowhegan Island, farming, log drives, Benedict Arnold’s March, early settlement, Bloomfield Academy, Lakewood Theater, and the Abenakis.