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Historical Items

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Item 103940

Rusty turbine at Biddeford Mills, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1846 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital photograph

Item 18239

Wood Automatic Turbine stock certificate, Baldwin, 1894

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society Date: 1894 Location: Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

Item 75556

Hydro turbine and electric generator, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Dennistown Media: Cast iron, copper

Exhibits

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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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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

The turbine turned gears, wheels, and belts that powered the mill machinery. Whiting was made from finely powdered chalk.

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

The force of the water spun the turbine which turned a shaft with gears attached to it sending power to the mill.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

… penstocks, and three new electrical generating turbines were installed 1918. Power now was in abundance such that electrical power was made…