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Historical Items

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Item 11183

Shawmut hydroelectric project, Fairfield, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-12-03 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 11182

Hydroelectric dam, Brunswick, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981 Location: Brunswick; Brunswick; Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 6016

Bangor Hydroelectric #20 street railway, 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1939-07-15 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… mills, and wood related businesses, along with hydroelectric facilities, took their place along the flowing Kennebec.

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… operate on the island leaving only the Weston hydroelectric station formerly owned by Central Maine Power.