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Item 7998

Lathe at the Portland Company

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

Item 8945

Sargent snow loader, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1927

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

Item 15568

W.T. Kilborn Co., Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

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.