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The Fernald Law
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:02:39

The Fernald Law didn't allow power produced in Maine to be exported. It ended up not only being good for Maine during the Great Depression, but good for the entrepreneur Walter Wyman's short term plans as well.

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Central Maine Power Company
Depressions -- United States -- 1929

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The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

The Penobscot disaster is usually regarded as the worst American Naval disaster with the exception of Pearl Harbor. An accidental archeological discovery in the Penobscot River sheds new light on the desperate last moments of the worst defeat of the American Revolution.

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Penobscot Expedition, 1779
History - Revolutionary War
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

Edwin H. Eddy's recollection of his visit to a logging camp, 1880
Maine Historical Society, Text

Recollections of Edwin H. Eddy's visit to a logging camp near Moosehead Lake in 1880.

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Cutler, Thatcher & Company
Eddy, Edwin H.
Eddy, Edwin H. -- Personal narratives
Eddy, Johnathan
Lumber trade -- Maine
Lumbering -- Maine
Lumbermen -- Maine
Moosehead Lake -- History

Passamaquoddy Tribal Protests
Maine State Archives, Text

Two protests from the Passamaquoddy Tribe disavowing the treaty signed for them by Sabbatis Neptune regarding the alliance with the Penobscots and Malacites and pledging allegiance to the British Government in New Brunswick.

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Indians of North America Treaties
Conflict-Stability: control of Maine, land disputes, French-English-Indians
Indians -- cultural relationships, traditions, adaptations
Indians -- Politics
Native Americans
Land Disputes

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Hydro Electric Power House Showing Leonard Lake and Dam. Ellsworth, Maine
Fogler Special Collections, Still Image

Postcard, "Hydro Electric Power House Showing Leonard Lake and Dam. Ellsworth, Maine." The location of this power plant indicates that it is generating electricity through water power. This indicates one aspect of the importance of water power to Maine's economic development.

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Naturalist Films Tape 3
Northeast Historic Film, Moving Image, 00:35:55

Third of 3 videotapes containing footage originally shot on 16mm film. Features footage of humming birds and eggs on forest floor, other hatched chicks, bird feeding chicks in nest, and many shots of different types of nesting birds. Tour of Acadia National Park with Ranger and scenes of the coast. Also includes footage of Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin with mountaintops covered in clouds, and hikers.

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Outdoor Life
Sea Birds

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Early Power Stations
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:00:46

During the 1890s, many little communities operated small electric companies. In the early 1900s, Maine boasted more electric companies than almost any other state.

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Hydroelectric power plants
Water Power

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Early Maine Waterpower
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:00:50

Before 1800 water power was used to turn the mill wheels. When the inventor Thomas Edison conceived of a way to transform mechanical power into light, the role of mills and water power was transformed.

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Hydroelectric power plants
Water Power
Thomas Edison

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Removal of Edwards Dam 2
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:03:01

Hydroelectric dams brought electricity to Maine, but they have devastated the inland migratory routes of sea-going fish. The removal of the Edwards Dam began on July 1st, 1999.

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Edwards Dam (Augusta, Me.)
Hydroelectric power plants
Water Power

History of Penobscot Indians
Fogler Special Collections, Text

Account of the "History of Penobscot Indians" by Florence Nicola Shay

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Native Americans -- History
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe

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