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.
From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.
The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.
Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Two kerosene…
… the pole and all the window trimmings the glass lamps on the side of the drivers seat were cut the windows were one pane of clear thick German…