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Item 79400

Bridge over Swift River, 1901

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Mexico Media: Photograph on postcard

Item 25774

Sketch of Androscoggin River, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: circa 1830 Location: Lewiston Media: Watercolor

Item 78914

Carl Schilling's cabin, Byron, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Byron Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Byron Media: Photographic print


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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 2 of 3

The first bridge to cross the Swift River was in the Hale section of town. This bridge was swept away during the freshet of 1869.

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In 1798 a road to the Swift River along the Androscoggin River was built and called Rumford Road, now River Road.

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Fishing could be found at Half Moon Pond, on local brooks and streams, and in special spots on the Swift River.