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Fairfield in Kennebec County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Early Electric Power Generation

 
 
Early Electric Power Generation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Jackson, March 27, 2020
1. Early Electric Power Generation Marker
Inscription.  
Looking down the river from where you are, the building foundation remanents you see are those of an electric power generation station which began operation in the late 1890's and is pictured on this display. Water power was used to drive belts connected to machinery and in this instance to power a newer technology, a generator which would provide electric power for the local community and an ever growing trolley car line. Such Local individual power stations were gradually linked together to help produce electric power throughout the State of Maine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 44° 35.253′ N, 69° 35.584′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is on Bridge Street (Maine Route 100) 0.1 miles east of Main Street (U.S. 201), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield ME 04937, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heritage of the Kennebec River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Heritage of the Kennebec River
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW 6924 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Two Cent Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Waterville Maine Veteran's Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Waterville Maine WWI Marker (approx. 3.2 miles away); Waterville Maine Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Immigration (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Early Electric Power Generation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Jackson, March 27, 2020
2. Early Electric Power Generation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2020, by David Jackson of Smithfield, Maine. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2020, by David Jackson of Smithfield, Maine. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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