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.
In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.
This shows the Hotel Willows in landscaped setting, and provides details of the Willows amenities as well as the glories of Farmington. The card…
… and Art Museum Description A poster advertises the Pierce Brothers' Civil War stereoscopticon images depicting scenes from the war.
… Farmington Public Library Description Advertisement postcard for a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress…