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Item 22842

Building the new dam above the Old Falls, Sanford, 1906

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative

Item 9762

Mousam River Dam at Old Falls, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Photographic print

Item 22841

Building the new dam above Old Falls, Sanford, 1906

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative

Online Exhibits

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Walter Wyman and River Power

Walter Wyman's vision to capture the power of Maine's rivers to produce electricity led to the formation of Central Maine Power Co. and to a struggle within the state over what should happen to the power produced by the state's natural resources.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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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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Old Berwick Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

The Skowhegan Island Skowhegan dam X Fishing on the Kennebec X by Kate Hodgdon, Scott Clarke, and Gus Hoy Skowhegan Island has been a…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Representative Industries of Cumberland and North Yarmouth

Purvis south of the bridge, near Mr. Mountford's mill, but it crumbled to decay. Mr. L. H. Wilson's mill on the same stream is on the site of an old

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR