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(Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

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Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA

"Westbrook, a city of Cumberland co., Me., on the Maine Central Railroad and the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, 4 miles N.W. of Portland. It contains the villages of Saccarappa and Cumberland Mills. The city charter was adopted in 1891. Westbrook has several churches, and public schools, a bank, and manufactures of belting, boots and shoes, bricks, &c. Pop. in 1890, 6632."

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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  • 1814 (Westbrook) Originally known as Saccarappa after Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River, it was a part of Falmouth (now Portland) until February 14, 1814, when it was set off and incorporated as Stroudwater.
    It soon changed its name to Westbrook after Colonel Thomas Westbrook, a commander during Father Rale's War and King's mast agent who was an early...Read MORE...


  • 1829 (Westbrook) - In 1829, a sawmill was built which made the mill town famous for its lumber.
    Other industries followed, manufacturing grain bags, machinery and water wheels, carriage and harnesses, boots, shoes and moccasins, tin ware,...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Westbrook
    Westbrook is situated in the southern part of Cumberland county, Deering on the south-east separates it from Portland, Falmouth bounds it on the...Read MORE...


  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    Cumberland Mills, Me. Main St.
  • In 1891, Westbrook was incorporated as a city.

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  • News 1896 - Carried All Before It.
    WESTBROOK, Me., March 8. - There was a foot of snow on the ground here, and this melting caused the Presumpscot river to rise very rapidly. The ice...Read MORE...


  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    Warren Paper Mills, Cumberland Mills, Me.
  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    Westbrook, Me., Main St.
  • 1906
    Westbrook, a city of Cumberland co., Me., on the Maine Central and the Boston and Maine Rs., 5 miles NW. of Portland. It has manufactures of silk,...Read MORE...


  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    Presumpscot River & Silk Mill (1910)
  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    Warren Congregational Church, Cumberland Mills, Me.
  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    R. R. & Foot Bridge. Cumberland Mills, Me.
  • Westbrook, Maine, USA
    Memorial Library


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