Keywords: Little Androscoggin River
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.
French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.
The Androscoggin River and its tributaries are now relatively free of pollution and are suitable for swimming, boating, and fishing in the Rumford…
… and social development to its location on the Androscoggin River, and its tributaries of the Ellis River on the west, the Swift River on the east…
… Webb River, and enters at its confluence with the Androscoggin River in Dixfield. Agriculture played a part in the development of this section of…