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Item 74883

Downed power lines, 1969

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1969 Media: Photographic print

Item 74756

Bucket crew at work on power lines, 1969

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1969 Media: Photographic print

Item 16817

Power Station, Springvale, ca 1905

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Springvale Media: Print from Glass Negative


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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.


Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.


Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The City of Hallowell

Police officers were dealing with downed power lines, blocking them off and removing them if they were deemed unsafe.

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Historic Hallowell - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and the Hubbard Free Library

But branches and power lines were down and the heat and electricity was off. Q: Did people still go to church? A: Yes, they still had services by…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ice Storm of 1998

January 11,1998 •DAY 5. The power is coming back slowly but surely. January 12,1998 •DAY 6. Each day the power was getting back town by town.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam