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West Waterville 1878 Kennebec County Maine

Artist

Albert Ruger

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Publication Date

1878

County

Kennebec

Artist

Albert Ruger

Lithographer

Beck & Pauli

Publisher

J. J. Stoner

Dimensions

33 x 54.6 cm

Owner

Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Additional Institutional Copies

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
Maine Historical Society

Population of City/Town at Time of Publication

1,647

Description of City/Town

McGrath Pond forms the western boundary, East Pond lies partially within the town on the north-west, and Snow Pond or Messalonske Lake, projects from the southward almost to the centre of the town. The outlet of the latter, which flows north-east to the Kennebec, supplies the power for numerous factories at the village of West Waterville….West Waterville is a great manufacturer of farm implements. The Dunn Edge Tool Company, incorporated in 1856, produces large numbers of scythes, axes, hay, straw and corn-knives, and grass hooks; the Hubbard and Blake Manufacturing Company, and Emerson, Stevens and Company, manufacture only scythes and axes. There is also an manufactory of threshing machines and a machine shop and foundry; some of the other manufactured products are chairs and settees, carriages, leather, tinware, boots and shoes. There is also one or more grain-mills.

A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886

Historic Newspaper References

Waterville Mail, May 3, 1878

The views of Fairfield and W. Waterville, are in the hands of Mr. Patchen, and are to be delivered immediately. We have seen that of W. Waterville, which makes a very pretty picture, and like all views executed by this company, is no doubt accurate.

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Keywords

West Waterville, Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map

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