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Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Date: circa 1895
Media: glass negative
Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Media: Print from Glass Negative
Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society
Date: circa 1990
The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in 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.