Keywords: Androscoggin River
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Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library
Date: circa 1975
Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.
In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.
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This connected with the Androscoggin and Kennebec that went from Danville Junction to Waterville. A rail way was now open for the first time from…
In 1798 a road to the Swift River along the Androscoggin River was built and called Rumford Road, now River Road.
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by Hugh J. Chisholm
Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.
by Arnold R. Couture
I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician