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Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, USA

"Gar/ diner, city of Kennebec co, Me, on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, at the mouth of the Cobbosseecontee River, and on the Maine Central Railroad, 7 miles S. of Augusta, and 56 miles N.N.E. of Portland. Large vessels can ascend to this place, which has a bridge across the Kennebec River and is liberally supplied with water-power. It contains 8 churches, 3 national banks, a savings-bank," city hall, a public library, a high school,4 paper-mills, * flour-mill, 4 saw-mills, a woollen-factory, several machine shops, 2 potteries, and manufactures of sash and blinds, bricks, carriages, and furniture. Lumber and ice are the chief articles of export. One daily and 2 weekly newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1890, 5491."

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
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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

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Water St., Looking East

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Gardiner Paper Mills, Gardiner, Me.

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First Baptist Church and Parsonage, Gardiner, Me.

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Depot Square

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Johnson House and Opera House, Water St.

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Snow-Hazzard Co. Shoe Factory

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Water Street, 1905


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Episcopal Church

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Lake Cobbosseecontee, near Gardiner, Maine

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Steamer Landing

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Commonwealth Shoe Factory

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Johnson House

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Hollingsworth & Whitney and S.D. Warren Paper Mills, 1908

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P.O. Block

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Water Street, looking West


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Hollingsworth & Whitney Paper Co. Mill

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Bridge Street

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Congregational Church

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View up River, Main Ave.

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Mount Tom, Oakland's Estate

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The Park

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Canning Factory

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The Paper Mills


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Gardiner-Randolph Bridge

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Dam at Paper Mills, Cobossee Stream, 1912

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St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1917

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Church of the Nazarene

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High School

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Shrine Club, 1920

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Public Library

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M.C.R.R. Depot, 1925


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Hazzard Shoe Factory, 1934

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Gardiner Shoe Company
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History and News of Gardiner, Maine, USA

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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., was destroyed by fire this noon; loss $20,000;... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Schoolhouse Fire
    AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 8.
    The Lyccum building, at Gardiner, used as the schoolhouse for the highschool, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. 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 most extensive conflagration that ever visited... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Gardiner
    Gardiner, in the southern part of Kennebec County, is situated on the western bank of the Kenneec River about 25 miles from the sea. The Kennebec... Read MORE...

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

    GARDINER, Me., June 7. - A most disastrous fire, causing the loss of nearly $250,000 worth... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Gardiner
    In this State of magnificent rivers, the Kennebec has been widely regarded as unsurpassed for its beauty, and the power and charms of the towns and... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - FIRE DESTROYS MILL
    Gardiner, Me., June 18 - Fire today destroyed the mill of the Oakland Manufacturing Co. Woodworkers and dealers in Southern lumber, and two adjoining ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Gardiner, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, at the mouth of the Cobbosseecontee River, and on the Maine Central R.,... Read MORE...

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