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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

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Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA
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 settler and mill operator. In 1871, Saccarappa amicably split into two municipalities; the current Westbrook and Deering, which was then annexed by Portland in 1898. In 1891, Westbrook was incorporated as a city.

Saccarappa Falls and Congin Falls provided water power for early mills within the city. In 1829, a sawmill was built at the former which made the mill town noted for its lumber. Other industries followed, manufacturing grain bags, machinery and water wheels, carriage and harness, boots, shoes and moccasins, tinware, leather board, bricks, wooden boxes, box shook, meal and flour. The Portland Manufacturing Company built a cotton textile mill at Saccarappa Falls for making "sheetings, stripes and ducks." A paper mill was built at Cumberland Mills, once an Indian planting ground known as Ammoncongin. By 1859, it produced 1,000 tons of paper annually. In 1867, the factory's name would change to the S. D. Warren Paper Mill.

The Oxford & Cumberland Canal opened in 1832, connecting Portland to Harrison by way of Westbrook and Sebago Lake. It was the primary commercial shipping route for goods until 1871, when it was rendered obsolete by the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad.Wikipedia



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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

Cumberland Mills, Me. Main St.
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - Warren Paper Mills, Cumberland Mills, Me.
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

Warren Paper Mills, Cumberland Mills, Me.
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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

Westbrook, Me., Main St.
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - Presumpscot River & Silk Mill (1910)
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

Presumpscot River & Silk Mill (1910)
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - Warren Congregational Church, Cumberland Mills, Me.
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

Warren Congregational Church, Cumberland Mills, Me.
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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

R. R. & Foot Bridge. Cumberland Mills, Me.
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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...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...Read MORE...

1886 - Westbrook
Westbrook is situated in the southern part of Cumberland county, Deering on the south-east...Read MORE...

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 ...Read MORE...

1906
Westbrook, a city of Cumberland co., Me., on the Maine Central and the Boston and Maine Rs., 5...Read MORE...


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