Keywords: Smith's brook
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935–1951 Location: Wilton; Wilton Client: Elizabeth Leavitt Architect: John Howard Stevens; John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
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.
Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.
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.
… 1820Item Contributed byOsher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Within the United States, a greater sectional debate over…