Brunswick. Maine. 1887.
Albert E. Downs
55.7 x 76 cm
Pejepscot History Center
Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
The eastern half of the town is level, and the soil a sandy loam, with a numerous growth of Norway pine. The western part is much varied with moderate elevations and depressions. The soil is chiefly a gravelly loam. All parts of the town are tolerably productive. The chief crop is hay. The manufactures are cotton cloth, wood-paper pulp, paper boxes, lumber, carpentry, pumps, soap, marble and granite work, carriages and harnesses, leather, furniture, boots and shoes, washing-machines, meal and flour, confectionery, ships and boats. The Cabot Manufacturing Co., organized in 1857, owns most of the water-power on both sides of the river. The factory of this company employs upward of 500 hands, and produces fine and coarse sheeting and drills. Below this are a grain mill, a lumber and carpentry mill and a wood-pulp paper factory. There are also in the village one or two paper-box factories, gas works, a grain-mill run by steam-power, and in the western part of the town is a plow-factory. Some $10,000 has recently been invested in a corn-canning factory.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
Historic Newspaper References
Brunswick Telegraph, May 13, 1887
Messrs. A. E. Downs & Co., lithographers of South Boston, propose to publish in a short time a perspective view of Brunswick, drawn with care and accuracy, on which all modern buildings and important changes made will appear. A view of the city of Natick, Mass., presented for inspection is certainly a work of merit of it class, and gives one a most admirable idea of the place and its surroundings. Brunswick has attracted much attention within a few years for the spirit of improvement which she has manifested, and just such a view as the one proposed will give one at a glance a better notice of the work in hand. Mr. F. S. Hammon is agent for soliciting subscriptions, and we ask our people to look over the lithograph of Natick and the pencil work of Brunswick.
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Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map