- Item 102041 - Night view of textile mills and river, Biddeford and Saco, ca. 1910
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- Item 102041
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The Pepperell and Laconia mills hugged the Biddeford side of the Saco River, and on the Saco side, the York Mill stood on Factory Island.Show Details
In the early years of the mills they celebrated the lighting of the lamps for the dark winter season with a "Lighting Up Ball"; likewise there was a "Blowing Out Ball" in the spring.
This postcard referred to the bridge from which this view was taken as the Saco Bridge, although it was more generally known as the Main Street Bridge.