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Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1942
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.
George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.
The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.
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… the other side of the world to put a large flat washer on the end and screw on a large nut. The cables, drawn and wound from 400 strands of wire to…
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