Skowhegan Falls from Elm Street, ca. 1880

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Skowhegan Falls from Elm Street, ca. 1880

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This photo shows the Dam on the North Channel of the Kennebec River at Skowhegan. This low dam was used to back up water to operate several water-powered mills located on both banks of the river near Skowhegan Island. It was replaced by a much higher dam for the generation of electricity about 1918. The later dam and generating facillity is named Weston Station and still operates today. (2002)

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  • Title: Skowhegan Falls from Elm Street, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: 1880
  • Subject Date: 1880
  • Local Name: Skowhegan Island
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 42.069.2
  • Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632

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