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Historical Items

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Item 50963

Kennebec River Flood, Fairfeld, ca. 1925

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1925 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 66964

Flood at Lockwood Cotton Mill Complex, Waterville, 1936

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee Date: 1936-03-20 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Item 66973

Flood, Winslow, ca. 1936

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee Date: circa 1936 Location: Winslow Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods

The flood hit the community on the night of March 13, 1936. In Augusta, the flood stage for the Kennebec River was up to 13 feet.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

4, 2010). Hunton, F. D., Kennebec River Flood, Business district, Hallowell, 1870, Hallowell ME, 1870, http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Detail?ln=29193…

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec Citations

4, 2010). Hunton, F. D., Kennebec River Flood, Business district, Hallowell, 1870, Hallowell ME, 1870, http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Detail?ln=29193…