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Gardiner, Maine, USA

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Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, USA
The story of modern-day Gardiner begins in the mid-18th century when Dr. Sylvester Gardiner — a highly respected Boston surgeon – acquired the rights to develop the land at the confluence of the Kennebec River and Cobbosseeconte Stream.

Along with his considerable medical skills, Dr. Gardner had a quick mind and a strong entrepreneurial streak. He quickly set about harnessing the tremendous energy generated by the 130’ drop at the last mile of the Cobbossee, and used it to power two saw mills, a felting mill, a potash factory and a grist mill – the latter being the only such facility within a 50-mile radius at which settlers could grind their corn. And so in 1754, “Gardinerston Plantation” was established.www.gardinermainstreet.org/ heritage-tourism/ gardiner-maine-a-history/



Gardiner, Maine, USA

The "Castle", One of the Oldest Buildings
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889

Gardiner, Maine, USA

Water St., Looking East

Gardiner, Maine, USA

Gardiner Paper Mills, Gardiner, Me.

Gardiner, Maine, USA

First Baptist Church and Parsonage, Gardiner, Me.

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News  1865 - Fire at Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner, Thursday, July 6.

The extensive Jarvis Steam Tannery, with all its stock of bark, &c., ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Schoolhouse Fire
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 8.
The Lyccum building, at Gardiner, used as the schoolhouse for the...Read MORE...

News  1882 - A GREAT FIRE IN GARDINER, ME
SIXTY DWELLINGS AND MANY MILLS DESTROYED - THE LOSS VERY HEAVY.

GARDINER, Me., Aug. 7. - The...Read MORE...

1886 - Gardiner
Gardiner, in the southern part of Kennebec County, is situated on the western bank of the Kenneec...Read MORE...

News  1886 - A BIG FIRE IN MAINE
ICEHOUSES AND OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED - LOSS $250,000.

GARDINER, Me., June 7. - A most disastrous ...Read MORE...

1889 - Gardiner
In this State of magnificent rivers, the Kennebec has been widely regarded as unsurpassed for its...Read MORE...

News  1912 - FIRE DESTROYS MILL
Gardiner, Me., June 18 - Fire today destroyed the mill of the Oakland Manufacturing Co. Woodworkers ...Read MORE...

1916
Gardiner, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, at the mouth of the...Read MORE...


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