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Keywords: Western Union Telegraph

Historical Items

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Item 74468

Telegraph relay, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Wood, brass, cast iron

Item 31077

Flood, Merchants Row, Hallowell, 1896

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: 1896 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 101141

Donna Sue Collins with telephone, Dixfield, ca. 1948.

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1948 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and the Phillips & Rangeley. He was also the Western Union telegraph operator.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

… the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and the Phillips & Rangeley. He was also the Western Union telegraph operator.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… beginning of more permanent settlement along the western side of the river in what became known as the town of Kennebec.