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Main Street businesses, Saco, 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1911 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

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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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… Portland, Saco & Portsmouth; Boston & Maine Before the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railroad began operations in 1842, people walked, rode horseback…