Kennebunk, York County, Maine, 1877.
Unknown (photographically reproduced as an albumen print in late 19th century by "Lamson, Photo." (Portland photographer J. H. Lamson)
50.8 x 39.4 cm
Brick Store Museum
Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
The buildings throughout the town are generally in good condition; and among them are some which were erected very early in the existence of the town. Along the roadside at many points are noble elms and maples, many of them from fifty to a hundred years old. On the Mousam River near Alfred is a natural stone dam, with a fall of 45 feet. This is known as Great Falls, formerly Fluellen Falls. The entire fall in the Mousam from this point to tide-water, is about 150 feet, affording several excellent water-powers. At the second fall above tide-water there is a sash and blind-factory, a saw and shingle-mill, and a machine-shop. The third is improved on the western bank by a shoe-factory, and on the eastern by a grist-mill. Above is a twine-factory….At Varney’s Falls, still further up the stream is a lumber-mill….The Mousam Manufacturing Co., at Kennebunk Village, produces a good article of leather board in large quantities. There are also a plough-factory and several ship-yards.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
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