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Item 104179

Laconia Picker House, Biddeford, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1845 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital Image

Item 102020

Saco and Pettee Shops and Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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.