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Waterville, Maine, USA

Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, USA

Rev. Samuel Francis Smith, of Waterville, wrote the words to "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)."



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  • News 1849 - Destructive Fire at Waterville, Me.
    A correspondent of the Boston Atlas, writing from Gardiner, Me., states that a large fire occurred at Waterville on Saturday evening.

    "Property to ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Waterville
    Waterville, a flourishing post-village of Kennebec CO., Maine, on the right bank of the Kennebec river, at the Ticonic falls, (18 feet in height,)...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Boiler Explosion
    WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28. - The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at Fairfield exploded this morning with terrific force. A...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - BURNED TO DEATH IN A LOCK-UP.
    WATERVILLE, Me., April 3. - PETER VIGNE, a young man from Fairfield, Me., who was put in the lock-up last night, set the building on fire and...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Waterville
    Waterville lies on the western bank of the Kennebec River, adjoining Fairfield, in Somerset County, on the north. Winslow lies opposite on the east...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - EXPLOSION. Gas Works Destroyed in Maine. A FATAL EXPLOSION. A Gashouse Explodes at Waterville, Maine, This Morning.
    WATERVILLE (Me.), Oct. 24. - At 7 o'clock this morning the gashouse of the Lockwood Cotton Mills exploded lifting the roof from the building, which...Read MORE...


  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
    1889
    Artwork
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Haines Theatre
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Waterville, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the Kennebec River and on the Maine Central R., 81 miles NNE. of Portland. The ticonic Falls, in the...Read MORE...


  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Main Street, 1907
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Maine Central Railroad Depot, 1907
    Postcard
  • News 1908 - C. O. JONES KILLED, HIS AIRSHIP BURNED - Aeronaut Dropped 500 Feet at Waterville, Me.
    WIFE AND CHILD PRESENT
    Bag of Dirigible Caught Fire and Machinery and Inventor Shot to Earth Before Crowd - Spark of Motor Caused...Read MORE...


  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Union Gas and Electric Co., Power Station, 1909
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Waterville, Maine, Foot Bridge
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Taconnet Club House, Hollingsworth & Whitney Co. Waterville and Winslow, Me.
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Grand Stand, Central Maine, Park, Waterville, Me.
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Entrance to Central Maine Fair, 1912
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Foss Hall, Colby College
    Postcard
  • News 1917 - SPECTACULAR FIRE THREATENS WHOLE NORTH END WATERVILLE
    900 Canoes and Two Large Ice Houses Burn Two Dwellings Damaged by Flames Two Alarms Sounded and Firemen Have Hard Fight

    Waterville, Me., Oct 23. – ...Read MORE...


  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Lockwood Cotton Mills, Kennebec River
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Main Street, Looking North
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Hollingsworth & Whitney Paper Mills, Kennebec River
    Postcard
  • News 1936 - $35,000 BLAZE AT WATERVILLE.
    Waterville, Me., Jan. 24. - Damage of about $35,000 was done to the two-story brick HAINES building on Silver street early Thursday by a fire which...Read MORE...


  • News 1939 - 26 in Blazing Hospital Wing Removed Safely. Nine Infants Rescued with Other Patients in Early Morning Fire at Waterville.
    Waterville, Me., April 6. - (AP) - Nine new-born babies had a baptism of smoke and fire today in a blaze with forced evacuation of 26 patients from a ...Read MORE...


  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Main Street, 1940
    Postcard
  • News 1942 - $200,000 FIRE RAZES WATERVILLE BUILDING.
    Waterville, Me. - Fire destroyed the four story SAMUEL BARRON brick building and damaged two adjoining business blocks early last night.
    Damages...Read MORE...


  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Elmwood Hotel, 1944
    Postcard
  • Waterville, Maine, USA
    Public Library, 1944
    Postcard
  • News 1945 - 2 WOMEN MEET DEATH IN MAINE HOTEL FIRE.
    Waterville, Me., Feb. 19 (AP) - Two women were numbered as victims today of the fire which swept the 32-room Jefferson hotel and an adjoining...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Waterville, Maine, USA


Waterville, Maine, USA
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Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889
Artwork

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Main Street
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Haines Theatre
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, 1907
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Maine Central Railroad Depot, 1907
Postcard



Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
City Hall
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Union Gas and Electric Co., Power Station, 1909
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Grand Stand, Central Maine, Park, Waterville, Me.
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Waterville, Maine, Foot Bridge
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Taconnet Club House, Hollingsworth & Whitney Co. Waterville and Winslow, Me.
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Entrance to Central Maine Fair, 1912
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Foss Hall, Colby College
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
High School
Postcard



Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Lockwood Cotton Mills, Kennebec River
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, Looking North
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Hollingsworth & Whitney Paper Mills, Kennebec River
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, 1940
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
Pinterest
Elmwood Hotel, 1944
Postcard

Waterville, Maine, USA
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Public Library, 1944
Postcard
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History and News of Waterville, Maine, USA

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  • News  1849 - Destructive Fire at Waterville, Me.
    A correspondent of the Boston Atlas, writing from Gardiner, Me., states that a large fire occurred at Waterville on Saturday evening.

    "Property to ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Waterville
    Waterville, a flourishing post-village of Kennebec CO., Maine, on the right bank of the Kennebec river, at the Ticonic falls, (18 feet in height,)... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Boiler Explosion
    WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28. - The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at Fairfield exploded this morning with terrific force. A... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - BURNED TO DEATH IN A LOCK-UP.
    WATERVILLE, Me., April 3. - PETER VIGNE, a young man from Fairfield, Me., who was put in the lock-up last night, set the building on fire and... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Waterville
    Waterville lies on the western bank of the Kennebec River, adjoining Fairfield, in Somerset County, on the north. Winslow lies opposite on the east... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - EXPLOSION. Gas Works Destroyed in Maine. A FATAL EXPLOSION. A Gashouse Explodes at Waterville, Maine, This Morning.
    WATERVILLE (Me.), Oct. 24. - At 7 o'clock this morning the gashouse of the Lockwood Cotton Mills exploded lifting the roof from the building, which... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Waterville, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the Kennebec River and on the Maine Central R., 81 miles NNE. of Portland. The ticonic Falls, in the... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - C. O. JONES KILLED, HIS AIRSHIP BURNED - Aeronaut Dropped 500 Feet at Waterville, Me.
    WIFE AND CHILD PRESENT
    Bag of Dirigible Caught Fire and Machinery and Inventor Shot to Earth Before Crowd - Spark of Motor Caused... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - SPECTACULAR FIRE THREATENS WHOLE NORTH END WATERVILLE
    900 Canoes and Two Large Ice Houses Burn Two Dwellings Damaged by Flames Two Alarms Sounded and Firemen Have Hard Fight

    Waterville, Me., Oct 23. – ... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - $35,000 BLAZE AT WATERVILLE.
    Waterville, Me., Jan. 24. - Damage of about $35,000 was done to the two-story brick HAINES building on Silver street early Thursday by a fire which... Read MORE...

  • News  1939 - 26 in Blazing Hospital Wing Removed Safely. Nine Infants Rescued with Other Patients in Early Morning Fire at Waterville.
    Waterville, Me., April 6. - (AP) - Nine new-born babies had a baptism of smoke and fire today in a blaze with forced evacuation of 26 patients from a ... Read MORE...

  • News  1942 - $200,000 FIRE RAZES WATERVILLE BUILDING.
    Waterville, Me. - Fire destroyed the four story SAMUEL BARRON brick building and damaged two adjoining business blocks early last night.
    Damages... Read MORE...

  • News  1945 - 2 WOMEN MEET DEATH IN MAINE HOTEL FIRE.
    Waterville, Me., Feb. 19 (AP) - Two women were numbered as victims today of the fire which swept the 32-room Jefferson hotel and an adjoining... Read MORE...

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