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Item 11536

Schooner, Piscataqua River, c. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth; Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 6530

Green Acre on the Piscataqua, Eliot, ca. 1891

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1891 Location: Eliot Media: Photo negative

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Item 6533

Green Acre on Piscataqua Inn advertisement, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1900 Location: Eliot Media: Phototransparency

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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.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


The Advent of Green Acre Baha'i School

The Green Acre Baha’i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Cammock arrived in 1633 from Piscataqua, where he'd been the agent of Mason and Gorges. He claimed all rights to fishing and "fowling" and…