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Item 79711

Lounging Room, Mechanics Institute, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1911-11-09

Location: Rumford

Media: booklet/ink on paper

Item 79714

Library and Reading Room, Mechanics Institute, Rumford, 1911

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1911-11-09

Location: Rumford

Media: booklet/ink on paper

Item 10964

Papermakers on strike, Rumford, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1980-07-01

Location: Rumford

Media: Photographic print

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After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

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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.

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Ox team, Upper Main Street, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Wood Products of Strong

… from the mill, it was apparent that he could not benefit from the railroad. In 1888 he relocated his mill operations to Strong, the junction of…

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John MacGregor, Lincoln, 1898

Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

Another way it benefited the town is that it gave some people a job after the spool mill moved away.

Site Page

Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

Improvements in transportation not only benefited townspeople by bringing trade and jobs to Scarborough, but also spawned the tourism industry.