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Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA

"Auburn, a city and the capital of Androscoggin co., Me, is on the west bank of the Androscoggin River, and on the Maine Central Railroad, 35 miles N. of Portland, and 31 miles S.W. of Augusta. The river, which falls 60 feet near this place, separates Auburn from the city of Lewiston, and the Auburn & Lewiston Railroad connects both places with the Grand Trunk Railway. It has a court-house, 6 churches, 2 national banks, 2 savings-banks, the Auburn High School, 2 newspaper offices, a furniture-factory, a large cotton-mill, a tannery, a foundry, and extensive manufactories of boots and shoes. The capital employed in the shoe business in Auburn is $1,000,000. In 1876, 3,665,700 pairs of boots and shoes, valued at $3,000,000, were manufactured here. Pop, in 1880, 9555; in 1890, 11,250. "

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
J.B. Lippincott, 1895

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  • Auburn was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown

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  • 1835 - “The factory system of making shoes was originated in Auburn in 1835.”
    Brunelle, Jim. Maine Almanac. Augusta: Guy Gannett Publishing Company. 1978.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/auburn/

  • 1852 - Auburn annexes land from Poland

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  • 1852 - Auburn annexes land from Poland

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  • News 1868 - Shoe Business Thriving
    The shoe business in Auburn, Me., is said to be now far more lively than it has been at any time for six months. All the manufacturers are busy, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Killed by Grapes
    A child in Auburn, Me., died, a few days since, from swallowing the stones and skins of grapes.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 9, 1870

  • 1873 - Auburn annexes land from Minot

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  • News 1878 - Bank Problems
    A Lewiston, Maine, telegram says the Auburn Savings Bank has called a meeting of the depositors to decide what action shall be taken regarding the...Read MORE...


  • 1889 - Auburn
    Some cities are remarkable for the enterprise and progressiveness which characterizes their citizens; some for the natural commercial advantages...Read MORE...


  • Auburn, Maine, USA
    County Court House and Jail
    Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
  • Auburn, Maine, USA
    Bridge Between Lewiston and Auburn
    Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
  • Auburn, Maine, USA
    Head Gates & Dam of Lewiston & Auburn Electric Light Co., Auburn, Maine
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    Auburn side of Falls, Auburn, Me.
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    Corner Turner & Pleasant St.
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    Court Street, 1904
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    Cushman & Hollis Shoe Factory and Free Baptist Church
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    Webster Grammar School
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    Court St. from Main, 1905
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    Lake Auburn
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    National Shoe and Leather Bank
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    Edward Little Park
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    Field Bros. and Gross Shoe Factory, 1907
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    Edward Little High School, 1907
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    Auburn Public Library, 1907
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    Court Street and Baptist Church
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    Goff Block, Court Street
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    Main Street
  • Auburn, Maine, USA
    Court Street, looking East, 1910
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    Fire Station, Auburn, Me. showing Fire Department
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    Auburn Grange, E. Auburn, Me.
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    Lake Grove House, East Auburn, Me., 1910
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    Main Street and Rock Block, 1910
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    Corner Court and Main Street
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    Elm House, 1912
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    Court and Lake Streets
    Golf Hill, Auburn, Maine
  • 1916
    Auburn, a city and the capital of Androscoggin co., Me., is on the west bank of the Androscoggin River and on the Maine Central R., 34 miles N. of...Read MORE...


  • Auburn, Maine, USA
    Auburn Home for Aged Women
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    Little Androscoggin Bridge, 1921
  • News 1933 - 1500 HOMELESS AT AUBURN; FLAMES DESTROY 248 BUILDINGS IN MAINE CITY
    Auburn, Me., May 16. (AP) - Restoration of a gaping hole in its New Auburn section where 248 buildings including the homes of one-twelfth of the...Read MORE...




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