- Item 18255 - Great Falls on the Saco River, ca. 1920
- Contributed by Baldwin Historical Society
- Item 18255
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Commonly referred to as the Hiram Falls, this image of Great Falls on the Saco River shows the lower half with the power station, which is in the town of Baldwin. The falls provided power to turn waterwheels and later turbines soon after the first settlers arrived in the area. The river enabled lumbermen to harvest the white pines and float them down the river to the mills. The power station and dam were built by the Cumberland Power and Light Company around 1918. Postmark on this postcard is 1926.Show Details