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Historical Items

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Item 30981

Piscataquis Valley Garage, Guilford, April 23, 1936

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1936-04-23 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 31035

Piscataquis Woolen Company Mill, Guilford, 1912

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Guilford Media: Postcard

Item 33812

Piscataquis River & Low's Bridge, Guilford, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - RESOURCES

… Development Board Guilford Memorial Library Piscataquis River Festival Lilac Capital of Maine Chicadee Capital of Maine Friends of COMMUNITY…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 2 of 3

The Piscataquis River flooded again. This time the damage was caused by ice jams. The peek reached its highest point on Friday, the day after the…

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Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 3 of 3

… the Guilford Historical Society The Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad The Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad Company was constructed on June 24, 1868.