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Presque Isle: The Star City - Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959

Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description Chase Transport Corporation…

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Seashore Trolley Museum

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The first electric

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad and Maine Public Service Building

Arthur Gould later became its manager. In 1910, Gould’s long-time dream of establishing an electric railroad became a reality with the formation of…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Delivery of generators, Presque Isle, 1959

… and Aroostook Railroad delivers four diesel electric generators to Maine Public Service in Presque Isle.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle, ca. 1910

An Electric trolley is on the trestle. The substation buildings can be seen on the opposite side of the river.

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Historic Hallowell - Kennebec Wire Company

The electricity had a major impact in daily life in historic Hallowell. Before electricity, people had to do everything by candlelight: reading…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… Chapman Building offered eleven floors of office space and a commercial arcade. Cars and electric trolleys filled Congress Street.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Day 2

16. Damage to the power grid was so severe that major rebuilding, not repairing, of the electrical grid had to be undertaken. 17.

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Historic Hallowell - Energy

That was relevant in the early 1900’s. By 1930, most people had electrical lighting. For heating, they used coal stoves, fireplaces, wood stoves and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

The truck on the left has an electric hoist. When this truck was new, truck bodies were still in the transition stage from box over the rear wheels…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

… Brownville John French George Knowles John Pomlow Electric street railroad, Bangor Col. John Black Dr.

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Historic Hallowell - Day 4 - Page 1 of 3

Over 200 electrical crews came to help! Some people were without heat and power for days or weeks even.

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Historic Hallowell - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and the Hubbard Free Library

… and power lines were down and the heat and electricity was off. Q: Did people still go to church? A: Yes, they still had services by candle light…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Wilder's Jewelry

Ike Wilder didn’t sell just jewelry, but also electric shavers made by Schick, Remington, and Sunbeam.

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Lincoln, Maine - View of Lincoln from Ballard Hill, ca. 1913

… postcard was taken between 1913 and 1922, before electricity came to Lincoln and the Library and Worsted Mill was built.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

At the time this picture was taken there was no electricity so it was pre-1950. Notice that there are no gas pumps on the wharf by the little…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

The first woman manager of the Swan's Island Electric Co-op.Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Three occupational areas, in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 121-end

… inventions and changes in life -- trolleys, gas, electric street lights, and U.S. Mail boxes. He wrote again about his family's history in…

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Historic Hallowell - Day 5

Day 5 They reported a lot of electricity losses still. Although the power was getting fixed there were still tons of people without power.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… in the 1880s, the horse cars were converted to electrics or “trolleys.” By the early 1900s, electricity came to Scarborough and trolley service…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

… made it a true urban area: city water (1885), electric lights (1886), the horse-drawn and then electric street railway (1888, 1892).

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mid to Late Nineteenth Century

Phebe Cole Townsend's 'electric' blue dress, Alexander, ca. 1863Maine Historical Society Industrial developments made significant contributions to…

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Historic Hallowell - Communication

O’Brien’s company produced some of the first electric horns for automobiles. They thought that the invention would work well, so they took it to an…