Keywords: new dam
In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
… now the corner of the Bog Road and the Long Falls Dam Road. The next was directly across the street beside the Kimball Block (Kennison's Drugstore).
North Dam Mill, 2010. Photograph by Kylie Clukey, Biddeford High School. X For more information...