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Item 76529

Title: Request for black workers, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863-12-18

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 19466

Title: Granite Industry Instruction Manual

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Paper and ink print

Item 78895

Title: Slate Company Warehouse, Monson, ca.1910

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Monson

Media: Photograph

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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.