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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.
Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.
Pails or wire baskets have replaced wooden hods or wicker baskets; onion bags have replaced wooden bushel baskets; and outboard motor boats have…
Stretching The Trolley Wire LiveItem Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Gould sold his controlling interest to the Canadian Pacific for…
This structure stands with two shingled towers, cradling a bridge made of steel cables. The Wire Bridge is a physical landmark, but the real appeal…