Keywords: Million Dollar Bridge
The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.
Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
… he prepared for potential investors, “Millions of dollars in gold were flowing through Lubec Narrows every single day.” He and his boyhood friend…
Causing roughly $10 million dollars in damage by today's standards, the fire stopped just short of the Somesville Bridge and is one of the worst…