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Historical Items

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Item 23869

Bonython School Employees, Saco, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1898 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 51428

Notre Dame School, Saco, ca. 1953

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1953 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 27216

A Saco Doctor, 1939

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1939 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

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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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Dyer Library Archives/Saco Museum

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 5 of 17

at Saco & Biddeford, 1848Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum The cotton textile manufacturing industry became very significant in Biddeford once the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 8 of 17

The Saco River’s waterpower aided in inflating the local lumber industry. J.G. Deering Lumber Company was a significant sawmill founded by Joseph G.

My Maine Stories

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Maine in Vietnam - Not to be Forgotten
by Karen L. Olson, M.D.

How Veterans' Voices started.