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Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

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Where is Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA? 

Mechanic Falls, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
It was originally part of Bakerstown Plantation, granted in 1765 by the Massachusetts General Court to Captain Thomas Baker and other soldiers for their services in the 1690 Battle of Quebec. In 1795, Bakerstown Plantation was incorporated as Poland, from which Minot would be set off in 1802. The dividing line between the towns was the Little Androscoggin River, astride which developed the village of Mechanic Falls. The Poland section of Mechanic Falls was settled in 1830, the Minot in 1836 by Dean Andrews, who was drawn by its fine soil for farming and water power for mills at the falls. Named for the mechanics operating early industrial works here, Mechanic Falls developed into a small mill town, especially after the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad arrived in the late 1840s. The railroad opened the village to business and trade on the direct line between Portland and Montreal.
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Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - View of the Falls
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

View of the Falls
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - Post Office Square
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

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Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - Fall on Little Androscoggin River, Mechanic Falls, Me. (1906)
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

Fall on Little Androscoggin River, Mechanic Falls, Me. (1906)
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA -
Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA

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1889 - Mechanic Falls
The enterprising village of Mechanic Falls is composed partly of the territory of Poland and Minot, ...Read MORE...

1893 - Mechanic Falls became a separate town.

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1906
Mechanic Falls, a post-township (town) of Androscoggin co., Me., on an affluent of the Androscoggin ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
flag   Breece C ALLEN (5 April 1897, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - 26 December 1934, Lewiston, Maine, USA) gravestone

Hanscom
flag   Susan Louise HANSCOM (4 March 1900, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - 27 September 1936, Lewiston, Maine, USA) gravestone

Laferriere
flag    Alfred Louis LAFERRIERE (13 November 1878, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA - 3 September 1937, Berlin, New Hampshire, USA (Maynesborough)) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


McAllister
flag   Nettie Belle MCALLISTER (23 July 1897, Auburn, Maine, USA - 17 March 1976, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA) gravestone

Penney
flag   John Witham PENNEY (May 22, 1831, New Gloucester, Maine, USA - November 1, 1909, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA) gravestone
 

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