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Item 14607

Edison Primary Cell, S-90

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Fort Kent Media: Glass and metal

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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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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… lighting system powered by a plant with two Edison dynamos, a bank, churches of several denominations, various factories including a furniture…