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Historical Items

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Item 9691

Great Falls of the Androscoggin River, Lewiston, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1975 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 98599

Androscoggin River, Dixfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Dixfield Media: Postcard

Item 6558

North Bridge over the Androscoggin River, Lewiston

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

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.

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Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

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.

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High Water

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.

Site Pages

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Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

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…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 1 of 3

In 1798 a road to the Swift River along the Androscoggin River was built and called Rumford Road, now River Road.

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician